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It has been the best of times for the technology industry, with technology stocks at a 12-year high. But it's about to be the worst of times, at least according to stock market trends. Given that the tech sector comprises 19 per cent of the market capitalisation of the S&P 500, which has crumpled by 7 per cent recently, we …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Deutschland is happy and gay?

  2. Dare to Think
    IT Angle

    The correlation to SaaS is wrong

    SaaS or IaaS is usually bought to alleviate short term capability and capacity bottlenecks, which are caused by budget cuts and freezes which in turn is caused by challenging market conditions. Any external cloud for a medium term already is horrible from a security, cost, intellectual property and integrity point of view.

    But Matt would bend it around the subtle advertising for the industry he works in, wouldn't he?

    So if companies now liberate themselves from the clutches of IT vendors and find they can run the business vendor agnostic, the real question is why not going the whole hog and establish an IT Architecture roadmap, replace Windows and RHEL with Debian, Oracle with Postgres etc., and even go so far as to hire electricians and software developers to eventually translate business processes to 100% into IT? This, however, is too evil even for Matt, as insourcing and developing wisdom goes against the very principles of a business, and the customer needs to be kept insecure of his abilities, in doubt, open to marketing waffle, acronyms and buzzwords. For example SaaS, Cloud computing...

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