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Four ways a business can immediately benefit from Linux

May 30, 2012, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Rais)

There are far too many small to mid-sized businesses still relying exclusively on proprietary software and costly hardware solutions to drive antiquated technology. In my experience, deploying Linux servers in mid-to-large business and government contexts offers numerous ways to reduce costs and improve performance.

Moreover, by evaluating the four key areas noted below, some organizations can also discontinue laying-off employees, cutting corners and paying substantial on-going IT costs by moving some of their IT to Open Source and Linux. The four areas for evaluation: #1 Your aging proprietary software may be your Achilles' heel Consider the benefits of replacing your proprietary software and database with an open source solution that is either a web application or a multi-platform solution. Far too many companies rely on some legacy software to run their business operations, manage their tickets or process their orders. I know this as fact, as I have visited at least a dozen businesses with this issue this year alone.

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