Yet another adopt or die case study 😀
Novell was running mostly Windows and now has moved to Open Office for its desktop productivity suite. Among the big cost savers: a move away from proprietary Unix and a move from Oracle running on HP-UX systems, to Oracle running on Linux.
How much money can a large enterprise save by migrating to open source from proprietary? In Novell’s case, it’s millions of dollars.
During an address at the recent Linuxworld OpenSolutions Summit here, Debra Anderson CIO of Novell, detailed how Novell has transitioned to open source from proprietary for its own operations. It’s an effort that is still ongoing.