Friday, December 9, 2011

Operating systems don't matter much anymore | Applications - InfoWorld

Thanks to John Gallant, head of IDG Publications, for the LinkedIn alert to this story, which reinforces one of the 3 Big Idea topics, stateless computing.

With this quote, we see the emergence of "OS-as-a-service."

"Operating systems will remain important for us as long as we use computers. But for the most part, they are only going to matter to people behind the scenes."

Author Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols also refers to one of the key metrics in another big idea, services-driven business and IT: the hallmark of a well-delivered service is that consumers of the service don't have to know or care how it was delivered, only that it works.

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