Routing around the desktop
Jul 10, 2009, 15:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Unfortunately, the reasons for not moving to Linux
"are not technical reasons. They are not economic reasons, and they
are not business reasons. They often come down to 'Well, maybe I
should do that, but I just don't want to' and this has to be
countered in interesting ways. Maybe people will do it if their
friends do it. Maybe people will do it if their boss does it. You
find the champions. You find the people at the right levels of the
organisation who will do it for themselves."
"IBM are slightly less likely to hear a customer come to us and
say 'We want to move to Linux on the desktop. How will you do this
for us?'" says Sutor, than "we are to hear customers say "'We
already have a sizeable number of people who are moving to Linux.
What can you give us in terms of applications?'"
"For Sutor, the story is "really a question of economics.""