Are two monitors really needed?

In and article over at Datamation the answer seemed to be that it depends on the person and the job maybe.  If you are a developer there is evidence that you can improve your effectiveness by twenty to thirty percent with a second screen.  While this article isn't very scientific it does give those in operations or management a nice insight into what people are thinking.  It does make for interesting question about whether developers should have laptops.  Check it out and see what you think.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.