Applications, Systems, and Network Management is dominated by the evolution of the industry. Within this context the various vendors and customers play, often oblivious to the meta trends that determine the ultimate fate of their initiatives. Each decade brings with it a major shift in the context of Applications, Systems, and Network Management and with it different strategies for success. Holding on to bygone approaches and postures ensure catastrophic failure in the present.

The old moto was lean on unbiased, trusted sources. The new moto is buyer beware and do your own homework. Long gone are the days of non-biased, informed “reporting” by Gartner, Forester and others. They disappeared much like the non-biased, informed days of anchor based news. Today everyone has an angle in the globalized “walmart-like” […]