FLOSS Is The Ultimate In Software Optimization

“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 Practices
Gartner 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.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to FLOSS Is The Ultimate In Software Optimization

  1. dougman says:

    In other news: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-collects-too-much-user-data-lacks-security-says-watchdog/

    Microsoft’s flagship OS violates the French data protection act, according to the country’s Chair of the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL), which highlighted the “seriousness of the breaches”.

  2. dougman says:

    Only ID10T’s take stock in what Gartner says.

    Microsoft is one of the biggest customers of Gartner and Bill Gates a major investor in Gartner.

    1) Optimize Software Configurations – “Software from large publishers has complex use rights and is costly. ” Hah, this is why you should be using Linux.

    2) Recycle Software Licenses – “Recycling software licenses is the recovery of unused license rights.” Try that with M$ software, they will send the BSA after your ass.

    3) Use SAM Tools – “It is hard to optimize software spending because licenses are so complex. Optimizing complex licenses manually is labor-intensive; ” Linux is far easier to deal with versus the minutia of BS that one must deal with in a M$-centric world.

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