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Re: The more things change...

by derby (Abbot)
on Sep 08, 2006 at 15:09 UTC ( #571982=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The more things change...

Maybe it's me but I see a huge difference between hardware centralization and control centralization. I could really care less about hardware centralization. Mainframe, mid-range, mini's or clusters of cheap cpus - don't care. Just as long as it stays a bazaar and I never have to go back to dropping off punch cards or picking up reams of 11x22 fanfold paper. To me, that's where the circle always needed to be broken - the Data Center Brahman need not re-apply.

-derby

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Re^2: The more things change...
by Grey Fox (Chaplain) on Sep 09, 2006 at 02:31 UTC
    It's been my experience that as the hardware goes so goes the company. Most companies that have taken to a Centralized data processing scheme, tend to do it to enforce standards across the company thus limiting the possible solutions. What then happens is it takes so long to implement a standard solution that user communities tend to go rogue, and start setting up ther own independent programs.

    -- Grey Fox
    "We are gray. We stand between the darkness and the light" B5

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