“Many organizations can cut spending on software by as much as 30 percent by implementing three software license optimization best practices”
See Gartner Says Organizations Can Cut Software Costs by 30 Percent Using Three Best PracticesGartner trumpets that folks can optimize licensing costs simply by adopting a few “best practices”. Chuckle. They conveniently omit FLOSS, the world making and sharing the software that the world creates. The ultimate optimization is to just say “No!” and cut out the layers in IT that burden us with restrictive expensive licences. They just aren’t necessary for good IT. The revolution I promoted in schools, using GNU/Linux, particularly with thin clients, on old PCs, and the revolution happening in my home, switching to GNU/Linux on ARMed processors, prove that.
We’ve been here a while – search
- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.