Thursday, November 5, 2009

Saying No To Big Software

(Via Ike Nassi)

From the Forbes article mentioned in class today:

Up until he considered open source, Save Mart's IT systems serving 250 stores, three warehouses, 20,000 employees and a trucking fleet was locked into Big Software licenses..

Sims replaced proprietary software with open-source technologies across the company's IT infrastructure with the deployments of the SuSe Linux operating system, the Ingres open-source database, and the Hobbit open-source monitoring tool to monitor the health of Save Mart's servers, applications and networks.

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