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[News] Another Wave of Free Software Adoption in Businesses Expected

  • Subject: [News] Another Wave of Free Software Adoption in Businesses Expected
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 23:39:40 +0100
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The second wave in open source

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| The economic malaise currently gripping the globe has 
| claimed many victims, but one area of business that 
| has actually benefited is open source software 
| adoption.
| [...]
| A platform that goes well beyond what was achieved 
| with LAMP and that extends into portal, integration 
| busses, process management and data management. And 
| that is fully supported by open source management 
| tools.


Running Your Business With Open Source Software

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| Why throw your money away? In the almost decade Iâve 
| been working in the IT field, Iâve seen companies 
| make some really stupid financial decisions when it 
| comes to technology. Everything Iâve wrote above are 
| things I noticed real companies doing. Buying Windows 
| licenses for associates that donât do anything 
| Windows-specific, spending money on the Windows 
| Server operating system just to share a measly 5-12GB 
| of files, and buying Outlook licenses for people that 
| probably could do well with Thunderbird or web-mail 
| are just some of the things Iâve seen companies do to 
| flush their money away.
| The moral of the story is to think before you act, 
| and buy the things you absolutely need, and to save 
| money where you can. If you can save money within 
| your organization, you can put it in another area, 
| such as purchasing more servers or increasing your 
| allowable bandwidth. If you require Windows servers 
| and applications, thatâs absolutely fine as not all 
| businesses can control what the suppliers require. 
| However, use free software wherever it may fit in 
| your organization. Youâll put some money back into 
| your IT budget. So why do IT departments use closed 
| source software when they donât need it? I have no 
| idea.



Red Hat second-quarter profit increases 37%

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| Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected Red Hat
| to post second-quarter earnings of 15 cents a share,
| and $179.1 million in revenue.


Red Hat mocks Meltdown in Q2

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| Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat continues to buck
| the economic meltdown, reporting sales up 11.7 per cent
| to $183.6m in the second quarter of its fiscal 2010 and
| net income up 36.9 per cent to $28.9m. The sales were
| above the high end of Red Hat's guidance.

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