There's a new editorial feature, Blogged Down (BD), in Computing Canada (CC) where editor Patricia MacInnis features an upcoming interview that appears here in the Canadian IT Managers forum (CIM). Computing Canada (CC) is the oldest, largest, most influential bi-weekly business/technology print publication with an audience that includes more than 42,000 IT decision makers in medium to large enterprises.This is the fourth interview in the series Blogged Down. The interview is with Trevor Eddolls author, editor, founder and CEO of iTech-Ed ltd. Trevor has written a number of books and articles on what is happening in the computer industry with an emphasis on the mainframe marketplace and large enterprises. He has edited Xephon's technical Update journals for 20 years providing his insight into future trends.The first CC Blogged Down interview was with software architect and Microsoft MVP, Roger Sessions appearing here Jan 10, 2006: http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2006/01/10/417165.aspxThe second CC Blogged Down interview appearing Feb 7, 2006 was with cryptologist and security authority Bruce Schneier: http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2006/02/07/418933.aspxThe third CC Blogged Down interview appearing March 10, 2006 was with senior protocol analyst and security expert, Laura Chappell. http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2006/03/10/421727.aspxI also encourage you to share your thoughts here on these interviews or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you,Stephen Ibaraki
I enjoyed the big environment perspective. I do have same concerns which speaks to "end" in my view.
Big enterprises need to factor in solutions other than big iron. This is happening with a move away to x86 [now 64-bit] platforms running Windows. There is a multiple in terms of performance increase and a substantial cost savings. I was recently interviewed about technology standardization and the increase in productivity and efficiency. If you tie in virtualization, you have the right mix for the future and this drives business agility.
In my talks with IT execs, this is quite commonplace. I’m not sure what “end” means in Tim’s post but I’m assuming the end of mainframes. Windows, x86 (64-bit this year), and virtualization is where it is at for the future.
There's a new editorial feature, Blogged Down (BD), in Computing Canada (CC) which features an upcoming...