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Unformatted text preview: platforms, and consulting and system integration services. Melding them into a cohesive system that adequately serves the digital corporation is difficult but the rewards are many. The Window on Management: On-Demand Computing at Qantas Airways and Ford Motor Company Europe (see p. 206 of the text) examines the trend towards utility computing at two major corporations. It demonstrates how much cheaper and easier it is for these companies to manage their IT infrastructure. The four major themes in contemporary software platform evolution Linux and open-source software; Java; Web services and service-oriented architecture; and software outsourcing; are providing companies new options in IT infrastructure technologies....
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