weeks - 12:37 pm on May 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
IT is becoming even more of a commodity. It's a sack of sugar, a pound of nails. No one wants to pay a dime more than they have to pay. Thus, Chromebook.
This year two of my clients--both firms with about 20 white collar employees--worked together to take a look at the computer equipment and operation costs. We started with email, using gmail professional at 50 dollars a seat. As you may know, if you get into gmail pro, you get all of these other functions such as document software and calendar, etc.
Right now we're in a pilot with one group in one of the firms. It's working amazingly well, after initial set up.
What many in our biz do not see is the high cost in managing and maintaining databases, software and equipment. All of this got started when we could not find a competent firm to update the servers.