[clug] And Skynet fights back.

Neill Cox neill at ingenious.com.au
Mon Feb 11 05:05:04 GMT 2008

I particularly like the small accounting firm example.  8 staff and 12  
PCs - looks like an upgrade from one version of Windows to another.   
Impressive stuff :)

Also - ActewAGL as a success story?  DMO?  I've worked at DMO, and I  
know a lot of ex-Transact people.  Not sure either organization is one  
I'd look to for an example of how to do IT.

The ActewAGL case study makes for hilarious reading.  Apparently they  
moved back to Windows because they could only find one Linux/Oracle  
developer - mind you that one person was managing to run their entire  
interconnect billing system. Still it was cheaper to re-develop a  
"highly specialized, extremely complex and critical" application than  
hire or train a backup.  Funny stuff.

Anyway apparently a whole 14 businesses (and two of those actually  
multinationals) have chosen Windows over Linux in Australia in the  
last how long?


On 11/02/2008, at 3:10 PM, Chris Smart wrote:

> "Listen. And understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be
> bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or
> remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are
> dead."
> "http://www.microsoft.com/australia/windowsserversystem/getthefacts/default.mspx 
> "
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