Friday, December 15, 2006

Two Sawbucks

That's the price of your new IT infrastructure, after Google announces that they will be hosting domains. Once again, Nick Carr has a great wrtite up on this:

In some ways, the traditional vendors seem to be going about their business in traditional ways, selling lots of gear and software licenses and maintenance contracts, pushing upgrades and service agreements - and making a pretty penny off all of it. And yet the entire enterprise seems increasingly unreal. Watching the IT business today feels kind of like watching one of those Roadrunner cartoons when Wile E. Coyote would race off a cliff and manage to tread air for a few long seconds, his legs moving in a blur, his mind not quite registering the fact that the ground had disappeared from beneath him.

Couldn't agree more, it's Old King Cole running around in his birthday suit. Except, it's like there is thousands of kings running around, IT folks who are keeping the smoke and mirrors going. What are they so afraid of? Let Google do the grunt work; you can reallocate your staff to the innovative fun stuff, like solar data centers.

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