December 11, 2001

Computer with less IT help

Author: JT Smith

Irish writes: "Paul Horn, head of IBM research, proposed a challenge to the computer industry to make computers 'self healing'. In this Financial Times article, Horn claims that if we keep increasing our server usage without lessening Systems Admin workload the size of the IT support industry could grow to 200 million... [T]he solution is 'autonomic computing,' where a computer would be able to independently track its vital signs and regulate health. His group has recently introduced eLiza, a feature that enables the computer to perform some low-level self-repairing functions."


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