Open Source and IT as a Utility

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Another article from this week’s OSBC conference. Infoweek covers Nick Carr’s speech on open source and how it is already transforming IT into a more centralized utility. While the topic certainly isn’t new (everyone from ASPs to utility or autonomic computing vendors have been sprouting the same messages for years), his points that open source is the enabling technology behind this revolution are interesting.

We’re in the early stages of a revolution in IT. We’re entering a true utility era for IT” in which open source code, from the Apache Web Server, Linux operating system and other pieces of open source code working with them will form a commoditized base for most enterprise computing.