June 10, 2004

County Government Sees Open Source Savings (Databa

"Iowa's Pottawattamie County government runs 17 servers containing relevant data for a suburban community of nearly 90,000 commuters.

Just a year ago, those servers were mainly running Microsoft software, but a project to cut IT costs drove Thomas Broniecki, who serves as IT director there, to consider moving the county's databases to Linux. After eliminating some support staff with mostly Microsoft know-how, and hiring two DBAs with Linux expertise, Broniecki convinced the county to migrate to MySQL open source database management system (DBMS)."

Link: OSDir


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