Four Horsemen Of The New Economy
from the yeah,-whatever dept
Business Week is claiming that Sun, EMC, Oracle, and Cisco represent the four horsemen of the new economy, in that everyone in the new economy has to buy products from all four. The point being that their performance is an indicator of how the new economy, as a whole, is doing. While I do agree on Oracle and Cisco (for now), I’m not so sure about the other two. Yes, a lot of people do use them, but I’ve certainly seen plenty of “new economy” companies that don’t use Sun at all. I would definitely include Intel and Microsoft in the list (even if – as the article says – they were the leaders in the 80s). In the past week alone, Intel has shown its ability to influence the rest of the tech market.
Comments on “Four Horsemen Of The New Economy”
Cisco is the only one.
Sun – X86 boxes running FreeBSD
EMC – Yea, whatever
Oracle – PostgreSQL
You can do SOME Cisco-esque routing with BSD, (say a firewall/NAT/Routing). And Cisco has alot of the RFC/routing technologies patented…..