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LinuxPlanet: LinuxWorld Summit: Linux Lowers TCO

May 31, 2005, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Organizations are finding that Linux lowers TCO (total cost of ownership) on both the desktop and server sides, but specific results vary according to the situation, said John Dobbs, principal strategist for Novell, speaking at LinuxWorld Summit in New York City.

"IT administrators can use data from published studies to help gain internal backing for their own Linux deployments, suggested Dobbs, who pointed to studies by major analyst groups, as well as white papers by Linux users.

"Yet it's also important to realize the limitations of some of this information, and to conduct your own TCO analyses in readying a Linux roadmap, the Novell strategist told attendees at the Linux show last week..."

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