What's Next in Information Technology Management


September 14, 2004
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There will also be a free software give-away! 
The Uptime Group is giving away the Xandros Desktop to all attendees. 

Open Source - More Stable, More Secure, Lower Cost
Is Open Source Right for my Business?

Patty Laushman, The Uptime Group, Inc.

Linux and open source technology:

  • lower cost,

  • more secure,

  • more stable,

  • less maintenance. 

However, there is a great deal of misinformation about where Linux is useful and where it is not.

  • Some of it comes from companies that have a lot to lose if Linux becomes a standard alternative (ask Microsoft how they feel about this). 

  • Some comes from evangelists who say that Linux is a one-size-fits-all solution, which it is not (ask IBM and SUN how they feel bout this). 

Open source software has made tremendous strides in the last three years, but it is not yet the be-all, end-all technology solution some would have us believe.  Please join Dale and Patty Laushman of The Uptime Group as they frankly discuss where open source software makes sense and where it doesn't, based on years of experience implementing both traditional and open source technology for businesses in the Denver area. You will walk away with: 

  • Pros and cons of using Linux for Web services, application servers, workstations, e-mail and databases
  • Tools you need to determine if your company can benefit from implementing open source software
  • Resources to go to for help with converting to open source technology

The Uptime Group is an IT consultancy that integrates the best of traditional and open source technology to create the most cost-effective, reliable and secure technology solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses in the Denver area. By implementing open source software, where it makes sense, they have saved their clients 30 to 50 percent compared to the cost of all-traditional solutions.


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