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IT Manager's Journal: How to Do Due Diligence

Jun 11, 2004, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A recent Yankee Group survey asked 1,200 businesses about their plans for their installed base. Of the businesses planning a full or partial change from Windows or Unix (usually but not always to Linux), less than half had done their due diligence. Companies are pondering thousands to millions of dollars in IT expenditures and no one is running the numbers in the main office! But you need not be among them, if you use these tips.

"You'll see a lot of blanket statements in the Yankee Group's report, such as 'Linux costs, on average, 44% of what Windows costs.' But your company is not the average company. Average companies don't exist..."

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