Small Business Less Dependent On Wintel This Year

"Historically, many business solutions vendors have taken scaled down, retrofitted versions of their large enterprise solutions to the SMB market. Lately, however, many are taking a new tack, starting with a bottoms-up approach where vendors design SMB applications to more closely resemble easy-to-use, highly functional consumer-social-oriented solutions, rather than complex, unwieldy enterprise software."
see Consumerization, Cloud Services, Mobility, Mobile Device Management, and Social Technology are Reshaping the SMB Market in 2013

Eliminating complexity and bloat is undoing a lot of the lock-in that M$ has cultivated over the years. Instead of needing a super-computer on every desk, small businesses are discovering they just need a network and any old client and OS will do the job. Step forward, */Linux, ready, willing and able to work for less.

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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One Response to Small Business Less Dependent On Wintel This Year

  1. ram says:

    Linux machines also cluster well, so even if you DO need a supercomputer, with Linux you can get one cheaply. Few people need a supercomputer all of the time. A Linux cluster lets people work at their “individual” workstations setting up a, say, rendering job, and then can use the entire cluster of workstations to do the rendering. Similar efficiencies also happen in engineering and medical research computing.

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