It would seem, seeing this headline, that even the tech sector is unable to avoid the consequences of this economic downturn. When even bellwether Microsoft must slash jobs, it must be impossible to create a sustainable business model that has the elasticity to weather a severe economic slowdown.
I believe Apple has established a management and operations pattern that may prove a model for sustainable business operations that, while not necessarily immune to economic trends and conditions, could prove more stable and thus less prone to the "hire wildly then lay off" pattern so many companies and industries seem subject to.
Is Apple an enigma, or a new business model? Share your comments.
GullFOSS - Sun Microsystems joins porting effort for OpenOffice.org for Mac We can only hope that there'll be some excellent cross-pollination between Sun's team and the folks at NeoOffice . NeoOffice has done a good job of delivering added value to OOo, and it would be a shame to see that good work fall by the wayside as the OOo core evolves to include its own Mac-native UX. I'm sure mine is not the only voice encouraging the teams to find ways to cooperate and bring the best of both to OpenOffice's Mac user community.
Experts warn U.S. more cyberattacks coming - Tech News - CNET.com "Computer users can defend against such worms and viruses by downloading software patches, but the software industry needs to take security more seriously when it designs new products , said Richard Pethia, director of the virus-fighting CERT Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh." (bolding by jp) Absolutely!