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Linux.com: University Finds Freedom, Flexibility in Open Source Business Intelligence

Mar 07, 2007, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The University of Nebraska was always a Microsoft shop. U of N Data and Internet Specialist Amy Stephen remembers when Windows NT was new, with 27 installation disks. 'We went with that because we had every network protocol that had ever been created, and every desktop applications that had ever been invented, right here. MS was the only ones you could have that diversity with.' But when all of Microsoft's 'natural predators' began to die off, and Microsoft no longer made the university's needs a priority, Stephen found open source solutions a lot more attractive.

"Like most universities, Nebraska operates under a diversified leadership model, which means there's a tendency toward a hodgepodge of technologies..."

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