Economist.com | IT complexity

November 27th, 2004

Economist.com | IT complexity: "Tony Picardi, a boffin at IDC, yet another big research firm, comes up with perhaps the most frightening number. When he polled a sample of firms 15 years ago, they were spending 75% of their IT budget on new hardware and software and 25% on fixing the systems that they already had; now that ratio has been reversed�70-80% of IT spending goes on fixing things rather than buying new systems.

Gates: ‘Free hardware all round’ | silicon.com: “‘…

June 1st, 2004

Gates: 'Free hardware all round' | silicon.com: "'Ten years out, in terms of actual hardware costs, you can almost think of hardware as being free,' he said, speaking at the Gartner Symposium in San Diego. 'I'm not saying it will be absolutely free - but in terms of the power of the servers, the power of the network will not be a limiting factor,'' he added, referring to networked computers and advances in the internet's speed.