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Sun CIO Predicts "Dramatically Different Landscape for the IT Industry" in 2009

Posted by marinasum on February 24, 2009 at 10:59 AM PST

Bob Worrall, CIO at Sun, recently published an article on Forbes, Sun Microsystems' IT Tips. He starts by pointing out that as much as the current economic downturn impacts everyone, it's also a "huge opportunity" for IT to make spending count and to invest in technology for a competitive edge.

Worrall has three suggestions on how to "stretch the IT budget":

  • Aim for efficiency, that is, "doing more with less," such as by taking advantage of Sun's virtualization technology.
  • Adopt eco-friendly products and save energy costs.
  • Use open-source products, such as OpenSolaris, MySQL, and ZFS.
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