"As a consultant, my primary service is to recommend solutions
to customers. I pride myself on my experience and ability to pick
good solutions for my customers that balance cost and performance
with the requirements they define. Basically, people pay me to help
them pick the right tool for the right job...."
"Since becoming a consultant I always make my proposals with the
hardware, software and services broken out separately to insure
that the customer is aware of the true costs of a solution. The
only question I usually get is about why the Linux solution can
accomplish the same tasks as the Windows NT solution with about
half the horsepower. It is fun explaining that fact."
"To my great personal delight, I have seen a steady decline in
customers selecting solutions that include Windows NT. I am a very
capable systems administrator, but when I can convince a customer
to implement a Linux or Unix-based solution I can solve almost
every problem on their network without leaving my office. If I
implement a Windows NT solution I have to utilize some kind of
third party software like VNC or pcAnywhere to achieve the same
ends (via a VPN of course) and still usually have to schedule time
to visit the customer site, which only costs them more money."
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