Dont Close The Door On Open Source
Open source should be a part of any long-term strategic plan. If you have not incorporated it into your IT strategy, you risk missing very significant benefits.Open source should be a part of any long-term strategic plan. If you have not incorporated it into your IT strategy, you risk missing very significant benefits. Open source has matured and now has a quantifiable benefit in every IT operation. There are several alternatives worth considering. Samba is a great solution for mitigating the maintenance costs and license fees associated with file-and-print services. It can be easily implemented in any IT environment. Day-to-day maintenance of a Samba server is less than any other file-and-print server. Other benefits include reduced administrative tasks, no license fees, simplicity and cost savings associated with the delivery of IT services.
Alternatively, an IT shop looking to implement a cost-effective collaboration environment when IT has been called to select and implement the tool set will be well-served by SourceForge. SourceForge.net hosts 18,850 projects with more than 150,000 contributing users. An equal propriety solution supporting as many users would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.