Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Mar 2008 23:04 UTC
Windows "When Windows 7 launches sometime after the start of 2010, the desktop OS will be Microsoft's most 'modular' yet. Having never really been comfortable with the idea of a single, monolithic desktop OS offering, Microsoft has offered multiple desktop OSes in the marketplace ever since the days of Windows NT 3.1, with completely different code bases until they were unified in Windows 2000. Unification isn't necessarily a good thing, however; Windows Vista is a sprawling, complex OS. A singular yet highly modular OS could give Microsoft the best of all possible worlds: OSes that can be highly customized for deployment but developed monolithically. One modular OS to rule them all, let's say."
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IT is a cost centre, it doesn't generate anything directly for the business.

Seems you are not aware of ITIL and that it is a de facto standard and is used in many many organizations. I work for a company that treats IT as business-enabler and a not cost-centre (actualy ITIL defines 3 financing models for IT) and really the top management says that they can deliver the mission and compete just THANKS to excellent IT that is being provided for them. And note, it's not a company anywhere near IT.

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