When I first got involved with computer systems decades ago, it was all about deploying enterprise-wide solutions. And to be able to bring that about, it required huge computer hardware from Big Blue (IBM) that needed special rooms built to accommodate the “Big Iron” machines necessary to run these enterprise solutions.
But then a revolution occurred and now most business systems are “distributed” systems using multiple servers and PCs instead of “Big Iron.”
(Exactly 73 words)
Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the prompt is “enterprise” in exactly 73 words. Photo credit: IBM, featuring the 360 computer from 1964.