Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 11:48 UTC, submitted by PLan
In the News In a move that would certainly shake up the computer industry quite a bit, IBM is reportedly in talks with Sun Microsystems about the possibility of IBM acquiring Sun. Sun is going through hard times at the moment, and has been actively looking for someone to be acquired by.
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RE[5]: Solaris is dead.
by kaiwai on Thu 19th Mar 2009 01:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Solaris is dead. "
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Except that everyone should have learned by now that turn key solutions are a really bad joke.

The Oracle PeopleSoft HR/Academic Records product was supposed to be a system wide turn key solution for the California State University system. Billions of dollars, a decade and a multitude of consultant firms later, it still doesn't work.

So you blame crap project management for the failure of a product to work; you do realise that HUMANS have to implement things and thus HUMANS can make monumentally stupid decisions? Also, to use a public service fiasco as an example? good lord, that would be as bad as me blaming IBM for the INCIS project in New Zealand that turned into a $200million white elephant.

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