Aussie CIOs delivering on IT value, alignment

Aussie CIOs delivering on IT value, alignment

Summary: Outback Jack may know a thing or two about winning over women, but what do Australian CIOs know about business alignment and delivering the value of IT? Apparently a lot according to new research from META Group.

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Outback Jack may know a thing or two about winning over women, but what do Australian CIOs know about business alignment and delivering the value of IT? Apparently a lot according to new research from META Group.

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  • It's a matter of focus

    You are probably right...by sponsoring large high value studies, Microsoft can keep the debate focused on the items that may benefit it.

    But then again, it's a matter of what you want to focus on. The centralized media will turn cartwheels if some massive, public relations memo is fired off to 5000 news nodes and suddenly the top story in Google News will be "New Microsoft study says...blah, blah, blah".

    Meanwhile, at the ground level, millions of bloggers and Usenet posters and individual consultants are signing the praises of Linux. How can a centralized news source, such as ZDNet or the Google News page, deal with the multiplicity of the Web?

    Answer: it can't really...unless individuals such as yourself are willing to read these blogs, and focus attention on what people are really saying.

    For me, it's of no matter...if the centralized news media keeps reprinting Microsoft press releases, eventually people will stop reading them -- and read the blogs.

    It's already happening...
    jabailo
  • IMO you miss a fundamental point

    Open source, free software vs proprietary software is not in a conventional marketing game. Linux has no army of MBA marketing "suits" to carry a marketing message to frame the discussion. On the other hand, Linux has no drop-dead timeline for a given market penetration or revenue target to be met. There is all the time in the world for superior attributes to convince managers to adopt Linux. Given the slowness of progress in Windows, the speed of progress in Linux, the ever more draconian EULAs and activation schemes of Windows, the deliberate efforts at forcing lockin and so on, there is no doubt how the market will eventually go. When? I don't care because I'm enjoying the advantages of Linux right now.
    D Soup
  • Subjects Microsoft avoids

    Long term data security due to software activation. I.e what will happen to your data if/when the product used to create them is no longer supported.


    Long term data security due to closed file formats. The formats could be closed either in the form of not known, or in the form of patented. Note there is nothing that forces a patent holder to give you a licence to utilize his technology.


    Other things, is it good to rely on one vender for mission critical software? If you think not, what software gives you the interoperability to make a switch possible.
    uno@...
  • I know but...

    All well and good, previous posters, but how to get this to the masses. That is the final point of the article. You are enjoying the benefits and reality of open source. Great! But without a coherent community promoting a common firts strike marketing effort, how does open source compete on this level? I know everyone wants to think that the good guy will win in the end, but when will the end come? MS has been winning for 20 some years. Can we afford to sit back and wait for OS to win just because it's better, while MS has such a good record of killing off 'better' competition?
    jgroetsema@...