I agree vehemently with one thing William says. In reason 6, he makes the point
Microsoft doesnâ€™t fear open source; it fears what the competition can do with it.
This is true for all companies, and for all Because Effect infrastructure. By itself not to be feared (the With); yet feared for what your competitors can do with with (the Because Of).
The moral of the story is: As infrastructure moves from the With state to the Because Of state, make sure you move with it. Because if you don’t and your competitors do, you’re on the road to Toast.