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Big cost savings through open source at a school's IT department

, posted: 25-Sep-2007 06:01

This article here shows how a school district managed to save a lot of money by utilising open source. They were quite pragmatic: Not all proprietary software was kicked out. Instead, specific things were replaced by open source. The results speak for themselves. They saved a very large amount of money in licenses, and now have a system that is more easily manageable and secure.

I think this is just another reason why schools should look into open source, but the upsides of it would apply to other IT organisations as well.


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