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> Justin Mason Wrote:
> > Enda writes:
> > > Propose linux, and the "lack of warranties" associated with it, and they
> > > have to analyse the risk and conclude that should it fail, we dump it,
> > > implement MS. Which in theory, has to be more expensive than running
> with an
> > > MS solution from day one, therefore MS offers better value for money,
> > > because the "don't work" scenario will be underwritted by MS.
> > OK, I'm confused.
> > Given the way you suggest 'should it fail, we dump it, and implement MS.
> > Which in theory, has to be more expensive than running with an MS solution
> > from day one' -- do they do similar analyses when buying proprietary
> > solutions, to include the cost of switching from *that* platform, should
> > it fail?
>> Sorry about the wishy washy non-specific reference here, but I believe there
> was some public project that Accenture were involved in where Accenture
> carried the US$1M feck up 'can'. That among other reasons is why that
> particular company wins many public contracts.
>> I guess milage can vary on other projects, which with "hindsight" analysis,
> the persons concerned will be told to stick with the big names in future,
> buy from someone with the cash to put things right. Mandrake -v-
> Microsoft.... hmm...
Big names, with the cash to put things right -- like IBM, for instance?
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