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IT Myths

August 19th, 2004 · No Comments

InfoWorld addresses six “urban legends from the tech trenches … and the realities behind them”:

IT Myth 1: Server upgrades matter
Reality: Dont pay extra for upgradability; youll never need it

IT Myth 2: Eighty percent of corporate data resides on mainframes
Reality: Try 50 percent, or even less

IT Myth 3: All big shops run multiple platforms
Reality: This ‘myth’ is closer to fact than fiction

IT Myth 4: CIOs and CTOs have a greater need for business savvy than tech expertise
Reality: Tech chops matter more than ever

IT Myth 5: Most IT projects fail
Reality: It all depends on how you define failure

IT Myth 6: IT doesn’t scale
Reality: Virtually any technology is scalable, provided you combine the right ingredients and implement them effectively

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