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It's looking a pancake-flat market for 3GL tools for the next year or so and only those which greatly boost the productivity of developers or cut product time to market are likely to be considered.
There’s little doubt Microsoft is a mite perturbed by the bogey that is Linux. Even if only half the stories about special fighting funds, disinformation campaigns and helping SCO battle IBM’s Linux strategy have a few milligrammes of truth, it’s apparent the movement toward open source licensing and collective bug fixing has Redmond spooked. But should it? Is Linux really entering the enterprise that quickly, and what’s happening to the rest of the OSes?
Finally, some good news. You’re continuing to open your collective wallets, this year finding a healthy billion dollars among the receipts and old ticket stubs for what IDC calls “IT solutions”.
Last year was not a happy one for many in the IT services market, though outsourcers are likely to keep their heads above water.
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