SearchEnterpriseLinux.com: Linux evangelist wins over Fortune 500 company

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“Pitching Linux to management for the first time is brave
enough. So, why risk your neck and job by offering an “all or
nothing at all” Linux solution? That was Linux evangelist Jeff
Davis’ rationale when he focused his first Linux pitch on a little
problem, rather than proposing a huge, mission-critical Linux
project that could make or break his company.”

“The small is beautiful approach worked wonderfully for Davis,
senior systems programmer for Ameranda Hess, a Fortune 500 oil
company in Houston, Tex. Davis knew that Linux would greatly
reduce, if not eliminate, the high cost and complexity associated
with the company’s mission critical supercomputing system.”

“Unfortunately, Ameranda Hess management “didn’t think that
Linux was ready for our compute-intensive, supercomputing
applications,” Davis recalls. “They thought Linux was a home
hobbyist tool.”

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