In addition to forecasting marked improvement for Sun in terabytes of worldwide UNIX disk storage shipped, IDC forecasted marked improvement in the worldwide open systems
category for both disk storage systems revenue and terabytes shipped.
The most visible product of the open systems
movement is probably Linux, a free operating system that some devotees tout as a credible alternative to Windows.
LynxOS will allow ICI to provide an open system
solution to military digital communications.
typically run on heterogeneous hardware and software platforms.
break the chains that have bound companies to a particular technology vendor and its limited product list.
In addition, open systems
naturally strive toward equilibrium.
Padgett said his formula for success is customer awareness, strong integration skills, open systems
, financial resources for research and development, and more partnerships.
Under open systems
, software is portable, capable of moving from one type of machine to another, and scalable, capable of moving across different sizes of computers.
PHOTO : Insight offers beverage industry software for use with IBM RISC 6000 open systems
The project provided the exchange with a clear understanding of the technical requirements and business impact of migrating from an IBM mainframe to open systems
Other "game changers" discussed included open systems
architecture and alternative fuels.