It may seem that this message is a little naive, or fails to countenance important constituencies (and one thing academia has lots of, I learned, is vocal constituencies). However, times of emergency are often the best for redirecting focus and resources. And that's a good thing for all of us to recognize: tough times don't just visit one industry or geography. Everyone should be considering how to extract the most value from reduced resources.
Bernard Golden is CEO of consulting firm HyperStratus, which specializes in virtualization, cloud computing and related issues. He is also the author of "Virtualization for Dummies," the best-selling book on virtualization to date.
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