Database company bosses seem unable to stand up in public these days without talking about network computers or repeating their rivals' arguments. The latest culprit is Mitch Kertzman, chief executive of Sybase, who took the opportunity of speaking out on the NC subject at the Massachusetts Software Council's annual meeting.
The NC argument is being put about by companies that make their money on servers and will lead to a recentralisation in IT, he said, echoing an argument put forward by Informix chief executive Phil White in December.
Still on a networking train of thought, he said he was worried about the potentially destructive impact of the Internet on family life, an idea first aired by Computer Associates chief executive Charles Wang last year. Kertzman went on to criticise the IT industry for excessive innovation, forcing customers into new paradigms through built-in product obsolecence. No fear of that from Sybase, he said, which would extend old products to make them work better.
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