There's been a lot of noise made about the benefits of mobile computing. It will keep us connected, it will be make life more convenient, and we can watch movies of dancing Internet kittehs where ever we might be.
The line of reasoning is clear: since Smart Work is such a boon to emerging markets, why not push the fact that the same client would help companies save up to 50 percent per seat on software costs versus a Microsoft-based desktop, and avoid requisite hardware upgrades that would likely be needed to jump from Windows XP and Vista to Windows 7?
Some of the best software available is open source, but non-proprietary software has enemies as well as friends. Not surprisingly, then there‚Äôs been plenty of fog on Capitol Hill about free and open source software (FOSS) for a decade now.
During their own Sept. 29 Cloud Computing Summit, IDC made what at first glance sounded like a self-defeating statement: clouds, in the long run, are actually a more expensive option than a company running its own datacenter.
¬† We are all impressed and excited by the success of commercial Linux vendors. Red Hat, Novell, Canonical, Mandriva, Oracle, and a host of other Linux companies are making great strides in delivering performance and value to the enterprise marketplace.