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From "Mark Washeim" <esa...@canuck.com>
Subject Re: Shameless Developer Recruiting
Date Mon, 03 Apr 2000 18:46:14 GMT
Sad. I've been at this for six years and with mixed success. However, there
is room for optimism. If you can isolate the IT department in question, and
they maintain 'distance' from the responsibility (that is, my ass is on the
line), they'll buy it.

Sigh.

Mark

>I've been preaching that story here for years. They just moved me to a new
>group and spent $650k on their Sun cluster...
>
>Andy Lewis
>VERITAS Software, Heathrow, Florida
>Voice:  407-531-7584  -  Fax:  407-531-7686  -  Cell:  407-718-4718
>Pager:  4077184718@mobile.att.net  -  EMail:  andy.lewis@veritas.com
><mailto:andy.lewis@veritas.com>
>
>" Some days, it is best to keep reality at arms length..."
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Washeim [mailto:esalon@canuck.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 03, 2000 10:23 AM
> To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Shameless Developer Recruiting
>
>
> >but I have to tell you: such companies don't have problems
>paying 125K$
> >for a Vignette StoryServer licence.... and don't have
>problems running
> >clusters of huge Sun machines to run the Oracle Application
>Server when
> >they could spend one tenth using a bunch of PCs + FreeBSD +
>Apache +
> >JServ.
> >
>
>
> This is precisely what I've been proving to large IT
>departments in the last
> year. They get better ROI and lower TCO with the SAME
>resulting facilities
> using:
> NetBSD
> PC Hardware
> Java
> Apache
> JServ.
>
> And I have much better margins, support (you guys!) and,
>even, better TCO
> (it's all easier to maintain).
>
> Now, I have to give more back!
>
> mark
>


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