A tale of a Scotsman living in SW london...

Friday, October 12, 2007

It seems one MP is standing up against the governments strategy of using MS products


It has to be said that after a number of years in various projects I would agree that there can be a bias towards it, however it is not exclusive. Some areas are more prone towards it than others, as you would expect to find in any company.

The problem becomes a cost one - when the company (as this could be any company, not just government) signs up to get all MS licenses for free or vastly reduced cost, there is the desire to use it even if it's not the ideal fit. In some cases it will do the job, in others it won't, but will be made to do it and people left to make do. No wonder people dislike IT so much with that attitude about.

There is not one software vendor in the world who makes the best software in every area. So why sign up for an agreement with one where you are predisposed to use them?

Makes no sense to me...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

What would the good people of Tewkesbury have done for this earlier this year?