- Open up
Its good, but it aint that good yet. Annie
Gurton talks to the industry about NT in a multi-platform environment.Without doubt, respect and credibility for NT is increasing. More users with
larger solutions, many with a significant real time element, are introducing it either
partially or totally at the enterprise systems level. Yet there is a continual and
somewhat perverse industry obsession as to whether it will survive, flourish or even
eventually come to dominate in the enterprise space.
- Sweet dreams
Is true interoperability merely a pipe dream or is it a real possibility? Ian
Murphy investigates. Interoperability is one of the holy grails of the
computer world yet it can sometimes appear as a poisoned chalice to vendors. For many
years, vendors made their money by locking users into their systems and making it
prohibitively expensive to change either the hardware or the software (which was all too
often dependent upon the hardware).