Fredrik Malmborg August 9 2010 01:18:13When I setup my company IT I choose to sign on for Microsoft Action Pack. It gave me license to use MS Server and Office Suit. I could get up running easy and quick because I already know how to install and use them.
Lately I have been thinking about ending that subscription and convert my servers to Linux (OpenSUSE). I already use OpenOffice for my routine office needs. I thought - why pay for something that I don´t need.
This summer it was time to renew or end the subscription. I renewed. I simply could not motivate the time I would have to spend on the conversion, because it would not give me any real pay back. IBM Lotus Domino run as good on Windows as on Linux. At least in my configuration.
When I read about companies migrating between platforms or solutions I often have very hard to understand what they build their decisions on? How do they manage to get the investments qualified? My guess and hope is that the old system was unstable and could simply not do what was needed by the business or was very poorly maintained.
My own very down to business decision was to keep what works, even if it has the "wrong" label and is less cool among IT individuals.
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