Organic IT replaces client/server

Saran, Cliff
May 2003
Computer Weekly;5/27/2003, p21
Trade Publication
The client/server model was designed to give users greater flexibility and ease IT management by offering users what the industry said would be a viable alternative to mainframe computing. Most people now agree the client/server approach failed, and Forrester Research Inc. has a new model: organic IT. If organic IT succeeds, you will never need to buy expensive hardware up front, instead waiting until you need the extra power or headroom it offers. Suppliers need users to buy this hardware to recoup the cost of research and development work they have undertaken in creating such products.


Related Articles

  • ANALYST CORNER.  // Computer Weekly;3/13/2007, p16 

    The article presents information on the latest papers from different research firms about the trends around server virtualisation technology, which businesses can use to make more efficient use of their computing resources. The research conducted by Forrester Research Inc. showed that nearly...

  • Fergenschmeir Ltd. Goes Virtual. Venezia, Paul // InfoWorld;12/11/2006, Vol. 28 Issue 50, p35 

    The article discusses a proof-of-concept virtualization project at a fictitious company, in response to high datacenter costs. The fictitious company Fergenschmeir Ltd. sends out a request for proposal to VMware. VMware responded by building a virtual infrastructure from the ground up in two...

  • Preparing to Deploy Exchange 2010. Redmond, Tony // Windows IT Pro;Apr2010, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p44 

    The article discusses the prerequisites to deploying the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 into new or existing organizations. According to the author, deploying the Exchange requires solid implementation of the operating system, upgrade of hardware and intensive analysis of server workload in...

  • Built, and Priced, Like a Battleship. Zeichick, Alan // InfoWorld;8/4/2003, Vol. 25 Issue 30, p33 

    Evaluates the eServer iSeries 825 computer hardfrom IBM. Price; Features; Drawback.

  • Server virtualization and SOA seen as key technologies for achieving IT flexibility.  // MarketWatch: Technology;Nov2006, Vol. 5 Issue 11, p18 

    The article reports on the identification of the new server and service-oriented architecture as two of the key technologies for organizations seeking to create a more flexible IT environment. According to IT flexibility study of 80 organizations, 69% of respondents had already deployed or...

  • Global IT Spending to Plunge Lower. Sadighi, Lalee // Red Herring;6/30/2009, p1 

    This article reveals that the outlook for global spending information technology (IT) goods and services is gloomier than previously expected, according to Forrester Research. It notes that IT spending is projected to decline by 10.6% in 2009. A statement issued by the research firm claims that...

  • Get the most from virtual servers. Knights, Miya // Computer Weekly;10/2/2007, p34 

    The article focuses on the virtual server market and new approaches in virtualisation technology. It is reported that the virtualisation of computing resources has become a growing trend within IT departments because of the ability it offers to consolidate, reuse and extend physical computing...

  • Wait Before You Consolidate. Michael Otey // SQL Server Magazine;Jul2007, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p5 

    The author reflects on the information technology (IT) trend which is called server consolidation. The author argues that many organizations do not see the benefits of this approach, including the end of server sprawl, reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), increased hardware utilization and...

  • Comparison of Allocation Schemes for Virtual Machines in Energy-Aware Server Farms. Do, Tien Van // Computer Journal;Nov2011, Vol. 54 Issue 11, p1790 

    At present server farms play an important role in the provision of services in IT industry. The energy consumption of server farms significantly contributes to the operational cost. Complementary management actions exploit the capability of the hardware infrastructure and the stochastic nature...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics