In last week's installment of this series, I looked at ways you can deploy and manage FOSS solutions at an organisational scale, including support for legacy Windows XP applications.
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On to the next challenge: once you've decided your organisation can be productive with a FOSS environment, you have to work out how to set-up and maintain it.
Last week, I introduced the idea that free and open source software (FOSS) is a market leader in most areas of computing and it's also a viable upgrade path for users of the soon-to-be-orphaned Windows XP.
As many in the business, education and government sectors wring their hands over the impending demise of Microsoft's venerable Windows XP operating system, the IT media is offering helpful advice on moving to the more recent, apparently quite good MS operating system, Windows 7.
I am quite optimistic about the next 25 years of IT in New Zealand because, in recent months, I have got the sense that a number of auspicious trends are starting to converge.