Ten Technology Letdowns of 2007

We had much to hail this year, including rising IT salaries and better virtualization tools, but we also sighed over IT products and ideas that fell short. H-1B visa reform? Not likely. "Spam king" arrested? Yeah, that was a big help. We can't wait to buy a Palm Foleo! (Um, never mind.) Has your business deployed Microsoft Vista? And while environmentalists cheer Al Gore's Nobel, the green IT movement looks like a crawl. Read on about what's got us feeling cheated this year. And since misery loves company, please add your own bubble bursts. Click here to add your own.

Oracle's Fusion Fizzle

Still MIA after its 2005 announcement, Oracle's Fusion this year got a new boss (Thomas Kurian) and a new release date (late 2008). While Larry Ellison's company has been tight-lipped with specifics, the rest of the world waits to see how Fusion magically stitches together J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft, Siebel and the dozens of other software applications it has acquired over the years. Good luck, Thomas!
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