This week on The Dan & David Show, we cover some of the highlights from our sojourns to several events this week--Future in Review, JavaOne, Gartner Symposium. New Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz went toe to toe with Gartner analysts. David thinks the Gartner boys were too aggressive and not in tune with what the audience of CIOs wanted to hear. They were persistent and skeptical, and kept pressing Schwartz to show them the money--how Sun would make money from Java and open sourcing all its software. Schwartz defended his company's R&D budget and vision for the future--selling modular, Web services infrastructure to a global market that will never cease to grow. We
talked about Dell's announcement about using AMD chips in future high end servers, the impact on Intel, and what David thinks is Dell's dimming future in a further commoditized hardware world. We also check in on Symantec CEO John Thompson's response to the Microsoft challenge. In addition, David and I debate about scale up and scale out environments and David makes a case that all software should be rented. Finally, we rant about the NSA listing in on our podcast.
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