Treading new paths in the course of time

Frank Fehrenbach

It is very interesting to observe which topics are touched and kneaded during a conversation as soon as people with different professional perspectives on the same industry sit together.

This week we had a visit from an entrepreneur from the IT industry.

The visit, we call it “W”, possesses the knowledge and experience to be able to carry out almost any task in a company itself. Opposite sat my esteemed colleague, we call him “D2”. He’s a developer, isn’t he Geek? And “L” as representative of the sales side.

Since Collax is implicitly also a platform manufacturer, the technocratic, philosophical thoughts circulated around the future of such systems. In the process, “W” first brought a fact to the table. In the constantly and ever faster changing IT world, current Windows® server platforms work with a kernel base that is 9 years old today. (, 2016)

In principle, this, measured at the speed of change required in IT, would be a contradiction to any evolutionary examples. And the end is to be foreseen, because such a system cannot simply be changed and updated in the basis also regarding the existing installations. From a development point of view, “D2” noted that Microsoft™ on GitHub now places most of the people contributing code to open source projects on it (, 2016). In addition I speculated that one day it might be that Windows Server® is based on Open Source or Linux. In order to be able to sell solutions, this fact would probably be secondary, said “L”. Logical.

In the course of time, it is essential to break new ground in order to survive, no matter in which industry. It’s just a question of when and how fast you turn.

“W” mentioned that the reorientation of Kopano was also such an example of a right new way. To gain the technological freedom to write innovative software for customers can only be right. With Kopano DeskApp, Web Meetings and Files, Kopano enables a novel, efficient and productive collaboration.

From Biology: When considering evolutionary factors, we do not mean that the fastest, strongest or most intelligent one prevails, but that the best adapted one prevails. Adaptation is the most important criterion for survival (Ebert, 2014).


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