[TriLUG] TCO - Linux, UNIX, and MS
jim at neuse.net
Tue Aug 1 10:57:52 EDT 2006
the single most important factor in tco is labor as opposed to licensing
costs or any other factor. labor comes in two varieties:
1. how much time does it take to implement (installation, configuration
2. how much time does it take to use (ease of use, end user training)
a break even point occurs when companies reach the number of users where
the client access licenses for something like winders cost the same as
the labor to implement and use for something like linux.
Jim Ray, President
Neuse River Networks
2610 Vanderbilt Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27607-7247
Connecting You to the World since 1997
Jason White wrote:
> Anyone care to share any insight or reference material on questions
> that management is asking? We are a mixed shop with a lot of MS
> servers, a growing list of Linux servers, and a declining list of UNIX
> (migrating to Linux) servers.
> - TCO for Linux vs UNIX vs Microsoft from a server perspective?
> - Forrester/Gartners perspective on Linux, UNIX & Microsoft?
> - Financial Industry's perspective of LINUX, UNIX & Microsoft?
> Thanks for any ammunition you can provide...
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