Top IT turkeys of 2009
The lowest of the low from this year
By Network World Staff | Network World US | Published: 15:51, 23 November 09
What does Balloon Boy have in common with VMware's Scott Drummonds? Can the mouth of Kanye West compare to that of a former Cisco executive? Which IT companies' divorce is at least as messy as Jon and Kate's? These are the deep philosophical questions that this year's annual IT Turkeys list aims to answer. So grab a metaphorical carving knife and click on.
IOS 15: The dirty dozens
After four years, Cisco finally released a major overhaul of its operating system software, IOS. This was the next major upgrade to IOS 12.4, but in a turkey move the company couldn't bring itself to call it IOS 13, perhaps understandably. As for "14," well, who knows? Counting doesn't seem to be the router giant's strongpoint. Apparently, neither is simplicity. The day IOS 15 was released, Cisco admitted in its documentation that the new software had dozens of known bugs - or rather, "caveats". Better luck with the next release - which should be what, IOS 18?