Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In summary, vendors, like analysts, love Microsoft Windows. The sufferer
> is usually the end user, but what counts to them most is their balance at
> the bank. The user, when disinformed, is left out entirely from this myst-
> ifying equation.
The thing is, management often just uses these analyst reports to
justify a decision they've already made (showing due diligence and
all that). Managers need assurance that they are not investing
company dollars in an infrastructure that will be unsupported in a
few years. With Linux a roaring success in the enterprise there is
now a market for analyst reports predicting that Linux will continue
to be a roaring success. :)
This makes it particularly encouraging that the professional
prognosticators are declaring continued expansion of desktop Linux.
That makes it much easier for Big Conservative Company Inc. to go
ahead and roll out that Linux thin client project...
Hey, IDGartforrester said it was OK after all.