Recession effects

The different headlines about the same National Computing Centre study (see press release) all suggest the current economic downturn is having some impacts on IT investment decisions, affecting the balance between Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and conventional internally-hosted applications:

‘Cloud computing’ and virtualisation – at both the server and desktop level – both get discussed in the article: “Virtualisation has almost been seen as a universal panacea for both cost saving and providing a ‘greener’ IT environment,” said Cliff Mills, NCC’s research manager.

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  1. the recession seems to have only added impetus to the demise of legacy software, which was on the horizon anyway.

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