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    What is data warehouse?
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    file server... same thing. or multiple file servers.

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    Basically yes.

    What happens in the IT business is every now and again, it reaches a point where the majority of people know what the jargon means. At that point, some wise arse writes a book, aimed at managers who used to be/think they are techies, in which he "remodels" the entire IT industry in everyday terms these guys recognise. This becomes a best seller because these people understand it, AND, now control the budgets. Second line management jump on the band-wagon, vast new training schemes can be created to teach those who will actully be doing the work, the new "names" for what they have actually been doing the whole time.

    It helps as well if it has a special set of esoteric drawings, (like UML for example), which again, basically show exactly the same thing as the last great "advance" did, but now a whole load of marketting and training parasites have made a bundle of money from it, and the managers who commisioned it have either retired, or are rubbing their hands together because the next great "remodelling" work is hitting the streets in Q3!
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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    Basically yes.

    What happens in the IT business is every now and again, it reaches a point where the majority of people know what the jargon means. At that point, some wise arse writes a book, aimed at managers who used to be/think they are techies, in which he "remodels" the entire IT industry in everyday terms these guys recognise. This becomes a best seller because these people understand it, AND, now control the budgets. Second line management jump on the band-wagon, vast new training schemes can be created to teach those who will actully be doing the work, the new "names" for what they have actually been doing the whole time.

    It helps as well if it has a special set of esoteric drawings, (like UML for example), which again, basically show exactly the same thing as the last great "advance" did, but now a whole load of marketting and training parasites have made a bundle of money from it, and the managers who commisioned it have either retired, or are rubbing their hands together because the next great "remodelling" work is hitting the streets in Q3!
    Reminds me of Microsofts Lawsuit with Sun Systems. One of the things that Sun Systems was claiming against Microsoft was that they were so called 'Redefining' terms used in the Java compiler Microsoft bought from them and was selling. The court decided that Microsoft 'Overstepped' their bounds of the contract from which 'Good Faith' applied.

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