November 30, 2001
Will Linux be one of those key technologies?
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes "In order for it all to come together at the proper point in time and space, all the items needed to have successful technology. That means predicting what technologies will be successful a couple of years down the line and assembling the skills, the knowledge, the experience, and the organizational changes needed, so that all is available at the right time. That is hard, which is why managing technology is hard, and why we managers screw up a lot. People's opinions can differ. But what amazes me is the number of IT people I talk with who do believe that Linux will be a key technology ("in a year or," "as soon as it matures"), but are taking no steps to bring together what will be needed to successfully implement it."