2008 IT industry graveyard

Cisco firewalls, Windows XP on new computers and the Microsoft-Yahoo deal have been among this year?s casualties. And one author even suggested the IT department would meet its maker. Our review of network technologies, companies and ideas that have died in 2008.
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While there has been no shortage of new technologies in 2008, from Google's Chrome Web browser to Apple's iPhone 3G to Cisco's huge Nexus switch, we regret to say that this year has also marked the end, sometimes bitter, for other technologies and parts of the IT and network industry. One Network World columnist pondered the end of the "corporate WAN" in the wake of cloud computing's emergence , another mourned the metadirectory and another called for letting the OSI model die (hasn't it been dead for years?)

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