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Gartner predicts, errs on open source

Speaking at an afternoon session today at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, FL,  Gartner research vice president Mark Driver estimated the probability that four key enterprise open source trends would come true as follows: 80 percent probability: By 2010, 75 percent of mainstream IT organizations will have formal open source acquisition and management  strategies.

October 17, 2005 by David Berlind

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The server world in 2011

Gartner's prognosticators made their predictions about the state of the server world in 2011, and it's not looking good for Intel's Itanium.  Multicore, multithreaded processors and faster interconnects, as well as virtualization, will increase server performance and utilization, but licensing issues will continue to be a pain point.

October 17, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Means, motive, and opportunity

Fellow BTL blogger David Berlind calls the Massachusetts vs. Microsoft battle over open formats the "new ground zero for the biggest battle this industry has seen in years.

October 17, 2005 by Phil Windley

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Gartner: Stop outsourcing now

Gartner analyst Linda Cohen started off her presentation at Symposium ITxpo with a command for the audience of 6,000 attendees: "You have to stop outsourcing now." She said that the chaos created by compulsive outsourcing is making it harder to produce results.

October 17, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Gartner Symposium ITxpo: A quest for rapid results

Gartner Symposium ITxpo has moved on from real-time enterprise and conquering complexity to "rapid results." I’m not sure it’s a logical progression, but the three concepts are important to delivering successful results from IT investments.

October 17, 2005 by Dan Farber

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