CIO Executive Edge: Light weight vs heavy weight technologies, the difference matters
Posted Mar 01 2010 10:06pm
The dominant model for information technology (IT) centers on heavy weight technologies. Heavy weight technologies, like ERP, BI, SCM, etc. These technologies appear heavier as they require the enterprise to purchase, own and operate IT applications and data. This heaviness is in comparison to lighter weight technologies based on the services and distribution via Internet technologies.