[clug] Interesting article

Michael James michael at james.st
Mon Jan 5 06:39:12 GMT 2009

On Mon, 5 Jan 2009 05:13:02 pm jm wrote:
> >  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/02/it_trends_2009_fforecast/

> I would say that the article contains too many blanket statments. You
> can out source IT, but you should do so only if;
> * IT is NOT strategically important
> * You are happy to trust thrird parties with you valuable data
> * It is cheaper to get the required services from a third party than to
> DIY * You can select and manage the third party to obtain the desired
> level of service at the desired cost

Commodity "dial tone" services offer better quality, performance
 and capability that anything the traditional legacy players can supply,
 and make in-house provision of these services economically laughable.
eg: Gmail gives a much better service (on any metric)
       than the thousands of corporate exchange servers,
       that are so expensively mismanaged.

So many "totally unique" buisness situations
 only differ in the legacy that ?must? be accomodated.

With the global economy providing the heat,
 the landscape this ?must? creates
 is going to melt faster than the icecaps.

There is no perl one line hack
 that a page of java won't do more elegantly.

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