Ich habe von einem Leser folgenden Artikel, mit der Bitte um Veröffentlichung bekommen. Dieser Bitte komme ich gerne nach, da ich die meisten Positionen teile. Der Klarname liegt mir vor, der Autor bittet aber darum, nur mit seinem Pseudonym genannt zu werden:

A Message to the CTOs from Sevena, No one was ever fired buying IBM, that is a rule that is known since more than a decade. But: nowbody talks about people following this rule, because they show that they are following the FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) that IBM is using since they were entering IT to make numbers. (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_Uncertainty_and_Doubt). IBM started in 1896 as /Tabulating Machine Company/ (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM), at this time had already a monopoly in this business. Buying IBM means: being save from any attacks from exec-level, because IBM is known as the safe harbour. BUT: we are in exponential times and changes (http://www.glumbert.com/media/shift). Keeping new ideas and innovative companies out of your scope, will leave you all behind of new ideas and changes that would make this world a better one. Christopher Columbus discovered the new world some hundred years ago, as we all think but: have a look
at: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entdeckung_Amerikas It is all about the money you spend for marketing, Columbus was a good marketeer, but he was late, as IBM is always, but you all think that Columbus discovered America and IBM has the best computers. You are wrong! I think that times are changing right now. Customers understand that marketing alone is nothing they can bet on, it is all about being open and share. Companies that still keep all their IP confidential will not have a future in the foregoing markets. IBM will soon offer a lot of their IP(Intellectual Property) as open source, because that is the only chance for them to be successfull and have a future in this new area. So once again, they will follow the way that other firms are going already since some years. Nowbody will talk about people who are going the IBM-way, but be sure: everybody will talk about people who go the opensource-way, like Sun, because these people will show that they are not only followers, they show that they are in front of changing the rules. If you want to make a change in this world, stand up and take your chance to grow. Sevena