Linked by David Adams on Wed 1st Jul 2009 21:30 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Today's a slow news day, so I thought it would be a good day to bring up an idea I've been incubating. I've been contemplating launching an OSNews-like site on the topic of Enterprise Computing. Obviously, OSNews covers the OS-related aspects of heavy-duty business, scientific, and academic computing already, and sometimes news on databases, app servers, cloud computing and other related topics too, but a lot of the kind of news that is useful to enterprise IT people falls outside of OSNews' purview, and it's appropriate to keep it that way. But I think that the enterprise IT world could use an OSNews-like site to aggregate and examine the latest news in that sphere. So my question to you, dear OSNews readers, is this: Do you agree? Would you be interested in reading and participating in a site on that topic? Would you be interested in being involved? If so, I'd like to recruit a few editors to help me launch it. Read on for more details. Update: Are there any native Korean speakers who read OSNews? If you are one, and you'd be willing to help me out with a short project, please contact me.
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eWeek & InfoWorld
by LGordon on Wed 1st Jul 2009 20:54 UTC
LGordon
Member since:
2005-10-25

I rely on eWeek and InfoWorld for enterprise IT news, and occassionally InformationWeek or ComputerWorld. I think you might be hard pressed to offer more value than those sites.

I go to OSNews for new technology news, but am not sure I would find this style as condusive for business IT news.

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RE: eWeek & InfoWorld
by David on Wed 1st Jul 2009 21:04 in reply to "eWeek & InfoWorld"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

That's precisely the kind of feedback I'm interested in. Does the mainstream trade press cover that world in a way that excludes the need for the kind of aggregation, commentary and community involvement that the OSNews format would bring? If there aren't any people that inhabit the enterprise world who are enthusiastic about the idea, then it's not a very good idea, and I won't do it.

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RE[2]: eWeek & InfoWorld
by flanque on Wed 1st Jul 2009 21:21 in reply to "RE: eWeek & InfoWorld"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I don't particularly think this is a bad idea to cover this sort of content, but having an entire site dedicated to it might be over kill.

Have you thought of augmenting osnews with this category of content? Maybe something like, enterprise.osnews.com and adding a tab next to the Page 2 one?

I'm sure you could customise the advertising to be enterprise specific for that domain.

Just a thought.

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