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LinuxPR: Omnis Software Outlines A Low-Risk Approach To Linux For Businesses

Jun 27, 2000, 11:05 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Omnis Software used the recent Linux@work roadshow to discuss the real benefits of Linux for businesses, and how best to evaluate and approach the technology to ensure the minimum possible risk. Unlike much of the activity surrounding Linux recently, Omnis took a very pragmatic approach to the problems of migrating from one server operating system to another."

"The presentation focussed on where the costs and risks are to be found, and how best to address and minimise them. In particular, it broke down costs into hardware, operating system and, most importantly, software development costs. Omnis Software suggested a strategy based on planning the switch when updating or changing mission critical systems."

"Mark Aspinall, European Marketing Manager said "Software development can cost hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars. To invest such large sums when the switch between platforms is not definite, would be very high risk. It would be more fiscally responsible to firstly do the development as part of the mission system software cycle, and secondly to use tools which would allow the final development to be deployed on a number of different operating systems."

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