In his new book, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates discusses how technology can help run businesses better today and how it will transform the nature of business in the near future. Gates stresses the need for managers to view technology not as overhead but as a strategic asset, and offers detailed examples from Microsoft, GM, Dell, and many other successful companies. Companion Web site.… (more)
Business is going to change more in the next ten years than it has in the last fifty.
Y2K Issue Shows Short-Term Software Thinking....This "year 2000" problem stems from a failure of people thirty years ago to think of software as a long-term asset....But shifting the role of technology from a sunk cost to a capital investment will happen only if companies recognize the long-term nature of software investments and choose software platforms and strategies accordingly. 
I strongly believe that if companies empower their employees to solve problems and give them potent tools to do this with, they will always be amazed at how much creativity and initiative will blossom forth.