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  • Jetblue may have slashed their IT staff in half but what happens when the next round of patches and licensing comes arround?

    As was pointed out, academia and NPO's typically get deals on pricing because MS wants to have some nice PR once in awhile and to give students their first (not always true) sample for free. Businesses don't usually get such nice deals.

    Standardization helped out lot, I don't think they saved so much money because it was MS. What would have happened if their SQL Server installation wasn't patched up and Slammer came around?

    From my standpoint MS has only 1 truly killer app, Exchange. No one else has a calendaring app that compares. I would love for an alternative to use as leverage but there really isn't, yet.

    I would love to replace all of the pc's I admin with Linux or BSD but there is a lot of software that hasn't been ported to Linux/BSD that the students use (ANSYS and ABAQUS leap to mind as well as just about any enterprise level CAD package: CATIA, Pro/E, I-DEAS, Unigraphics).

    Of course I could be wrong.
    • Jetblue may have slashed their IT staff in half but what happens when the next round of patches and licensing comes arround?

      See my (rather lengthy) response above [perl.org].

      I still assert that it is possible for jetBlue's CIO to have accounted for licensing issues, vulnerabilities and upgrades and still come out ahead on the bottom line through a streamlined IT infrastructure.

      I don't have his numbers in front of me, nor do I have numbers from similarly sized and similarly tasked IT departments, so I will not

      • It would be interesting to see a cost breakdown. The interesting bits being licensing and upgrades.

        Also the "application stack" is truly the weakness in the OSS system. While a lot of the stack is there there a probably some that are vital to jetBlue's business.

        If I would hazard a guess the largest outlay of money is for apps that jetBlue uses. I would think that the biggest chunk would be scheduling software unless they're using someone else's Sabre system but I would think that someone coded up an API t