Readers of the list may be interested in a recent article by Nicholas G.
Carr, "The end of corporate computing," which was published in the Spring
2005 issue of the MIT Sloan Management Review. See link/excerpt below.
The author suggests that information technology is less of an asset than a
utility. He compares it to manufacturers of 100 years ago who commonly
owned their own power source and suggests that in the near future firms
will purchase IT power based on their specific customized needs and will
not bear the costs of maintaining an IT infrastructure.
Or see below for an excerpt
If the author is right how will this impact RIM programs.
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