"Now MIP has replaced Linux and related open-source software
programs with Microsoft Windows and Office.
"Firth says the efficiency gains MIP has realised have made the
transition worthwhile. The company has been able to create a
central document repository using Microsoft's SharePoint Server
software, making it easier to share information quickly inside the
"It's also easier to manage software licences and quicker to
install software on a new PC when the company hires new recruits,