We know our work at Sm@rt Partner,/I> is popular well beyond our intended audience of xSPs, integrators, resellers and so on. And weve got the letters from CEOs, CIOs, corporate lawyers and internal IT staffers to prove it.
Still, even we were surprised to find my column on why free services are a path to ruin (SP, Dec. 18, 2000, p. 62) within RVSeek, a portal site for the recreational-vehicle business. We guess that whether youre driving an RV or a Pentium IV, you need to know that free services arent worth the money.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.