Thursday, July 24, 2003

One technology CEO who gets it
ZDNet: The industry has been beating the TCO drum for the last 15 years, and it was interesting to hear one of your peers yesterday talking up all these points that you have pooh-poohed. For the technology market to expand, you must add new value. Total cost of ownership is not the way to jump-start IT spending. - John Chen, CEO Sybase

Add new value. TCO cannot drive IT. Depending on TCO to drive IT is like a company continually dropping its prices on products and services in order to increase sales. At some point that company is going to reach a rock bottom price and then what? The same question should be asked by those focused mainly on TCO when it comes to IT.
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DirectX on Windows Server 2003?
BBC: Microsoft has issued a warning about a critical security flaw that affects most versions of its Windows software. The flaw involves DirectX, an extensive collection of programming add-ons for Windows used by computer games. ...Embarrassingly for Microsoft one of the products affected is Windows Server 2003.

Riddle me this Batman... Why is DirectX on a server operating system like Windows Server 2003?! Please tell me DirectX is not installed by default on Win2003.
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