Here are the most common reasons for using open source systems:
- Dramatic cost savings. Total cost of ownership tends to scale radically better because of its inherent flexibility: free distribution, free upgrades, ...
- Higher security requirements, see our security resources for more information
- Easier maintenance, automated, centralised or remote
- Amount of tools available for free, without strings attached: free as in freedom
- Performance and scalability. ie: Linux runs on anything from watches and mobile phones to the most powerful clusters in the world
- Modularity, ability to inter operate with other systems and protocols. Which makes migrations as transparent as can be
To reduce costs, and get a better, more reliable and secure infrastructure.
To reduce costs, deploy new technologies, maintain a higher level of control and security.
A wide range of solutions allows for varied approaches when it comes to migrating desktop systems: from partial migration (allowing for a smooth transition and keeping compatibility with older applications) to a completely new and secure desktop.