Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Ray Lane's introduction...

Ray's comments:

This industry is at a watershed.

A sum up of all of our successes and problems.

The computer industry has become one of the largest in the world -- 3rd or 4th in the world

Yet we still operate with a lot of proprietary baggage that forces the end user to integrate and make it work

One of the significant events that is not often recognized is Andy Grove's horizontal stack chart which was designed to attack IBM's dominance of the computing marketplace.

This chart was one of the first attacks on the set of assumptions about proprietary advantage - that proprietary products will work better, have a lower cost of ownership, and give the company's that make them lasting profitability.

This is the subject that we will address today

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