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[News] Linux Consulting Becomes Valued Area, Cost Savings When UNIX Comes to Play

  • Subject: [News] Linux Consulting Becomes Valued Area, Cost Savings When UNIX Comes to Play
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2010 11:59:06 +0100
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Linux Consulting Dilemma

,----[ Quote ]
| I live in mountainous Northwest Montana. I 
| have always been intrigued by an attitude 
| from my US Forrest Service friends who 
| each summer tell me they are, âhoping 
| there are lots of big forest fires this 
| summerâ. WhatâI thought Smokey the Bear 
| wanted to prevent forest fires. But no, 
| many of those who work for the US Forrest 
| Service actually depend on fighting fires 
| to provide the finances for their 
| vacations and Holidays. Now let me be 
| quick to say these people do not start 
| fires nor encourage starting fires, it 
| just works out that forest disasters are 
| great paydays.
| [...]
| It must be a part of life, as when you 
| look at Linux consulting you have the same 
| dilemma. Consulting without education and 
| documentation is just as empty and self 
| serving as those in the US Forrest Service 
| who hope for fires or those who repair 
| your virus laden Windows machine hoping to 
| strike it rich once again when you click 
| on the tempting email. Linux consultants 
| can live in that âouter zoneâ that makes 
| them special and prevents them from 
| communicating the changes they made for 
| the client in a way that educates the 
| client, thus rendering the consultant 
| unnecessary. Or, neglecting documenting 
| changes for the client, forcing the client 
| to call for more help down the road when 
| the system updates.


Billing's new face: High performance at a lower cost

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| For operators having to upgrade billing 
| systems, expensive hardware is often no 
| longer an option, and for that reason they 
| are looking to low-cost Linux-based 
| systems that deliver more bang for the 
| buck.
| Growing demand for always-on connectedness 
| and real-time rating and charging, for 
| example, have made Unix a cost-prohibitive 
| option, even though hardware costs have 
| come down significantly. With that in 
| mind, Intec today released performance 
| numbers for its Singl.eView v7.0 charging, 
| billing and customer care system. The 
| purpose of the release is to demonstrate 
| its performance on platforms that cost 
| less than traditional Unix servers. 



Open source means cost savings

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| Weâve just published our latest CAOS special
| report, âClimate Change -User perspectives on
| the impact of economic conditions on open
| source software adoption.â The report is based
| on our recent survey findings among more than
| 1,700 open source software customers and users,
| and also offers guidance on calculating cost
| savings from open source software.


IT, a key business enabler in the downturn

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| As a pioneer in the development and use of Free and Open Source Software
| (FOSS), we are a strong contributor to the Open Source movement, and have
| been utilising Open Source widely to provide our clients with more optimal
| solutions.
| We have a proven track record in contributing to the Open Source R&D,
| including significant contributions to projects such as Apache Web Services,
| OpenBRR, and Sahana Disaster Management project. Our support to projects such
| as Sahana has been part of our sustainability initiatives, which focus on
| making an impact in humanitarian and educational areas thereby helping to
| create a more digitally-inclusive society.
| Internally, we have developed solutions based on Open Source software
| including a custom-built software configuration management solution. We were
| able to save significant costs on licensing fee and acquisition costs, by
| adopting the Open Source software for developing the solution.


Open source: More than just a cheap date

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| It's not surprising that enterprise IT would be looking to lighten its
| software cost burden. Proprietary software vendors derive an ever-growing
| chunk of their revenue from software maintenance fees, a "boondoggle" for
| vendors, according to CMS Watch, which fattens vendor coffers while providing
| minimal value to customers.


Open source software might be cheaper than alternatives, but it has many other
business benefits, too.

,----[ Quote ]
| It is often said that open source software wins because it is cheaper.
| However, the bigger factor in the success of open source software in industry
| has been performance.
| [...]
| Here's our top ten reasons to consider using open source and Linux in your
| business.


CIO Jury returns the wrong verdict on open source

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| The first mistake the jury has made is blame
| any migration costs on the software you're
| moving to, not from. While any software
| migration will use up resources, this is as
| true of moving from one version of a
| proprietary package to another, as it is of
| moving from proprietary to open source. In
| bringing this argument up, the jury is
| admitting they've been caught by the
| proprietary software trap â exit costs.

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