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Stuck in the Middleware

When the economy goes south, a lot of expenses get quickly cut. Collision on your car insurance gets axed, those expensive guitar lessons for the kids get shelved, and lobster dinners are replaced with Hamburger Helper.

In the case of IT, middleware goes to the bottom of the heap. The Gartner Group claims middleware isn't just stuck in neutral, but is in reverse, with a nearly 1 percent decline this year. One bright spot in this otherwise gray forecast is Microsoft, which is gaining ground largely through its cloud services.

Posted by Doug Barney on May 08, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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