HotOS X, Tenth Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems Abstract
Operating Systems Should Support Business Change
Jeffrey C. Mogul,
Existing enterprise information technology (IT) systems often inhibit business flexibility, sometimes with dire consequences. In this position paper, I argue that operating system research should be measured, among other things, against our ability to improve the speed at which businesses can change. I describe some of the ways in which businesses need to change rapidly, speculate about why existing IT infrastructures inhibit useful change, and suggest some relevant OS research problems.
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