Monthly Archives: December 2013
Computerworld – LAS VEGAS — A surprising thing about Goldman Sachs, one of the globe’s most influential investment banks, may be the sheer size of its technology organization. It makes up a major part of its workforce. Another big surprise from the firm, a major player in one of the most risk adverse industries, may be its philosophy that embraces commodity approaches, open systems and platforms, and ultimately perhaps, the public cloud. Goldman Sachs has 36,000 employees. About 10,000 of those — more than 25% of the workforce — work, effectively, in technology.
The buzz surrounding Facebook’s Open Compute Project is increasing, with some predicting that it will reshape the entire enterprise-vendor relationship and throw a monkey wrench into longstanding sales and distribution channels. But while the accomplishments the initiative has achieved so far are impressive, they are not as earth-shattering as they appear—at least not yet.