Rather than offering the customary opinions and analysis of major market trends beforehand and then giving the involved vendors a chance for a factual review and feedback, this time Technology Evaluation Centers has attempted to solicit vendors’ proactive views.
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in hardware, operating systems (OSs), infrastructure, and applications. But recently, technology companies have been working to re-establish the stack. Oracle, Microsoft, SAP are all combining application and infrastructure pieces. As before, there will be compromises and their will be a loss of control for the customer. And, as before, we believe that ultimately the customer’s requirements will win out and the stacks will start to break up again. Regulatory judgments, like the European Union ’s