Many businesses are now implementing Linux as their operating system of choice, due to its speed, flexibility and ease of use.
With over 90% of the World’s fastest supercomputers running Linux it is no wonder that everyone is clambering over each other to get this clever operating system installed on their computers at home and at work.
The only drawback, however, is implementing Linux on a network of computers can cost a lot of money, as well as using up a lot of time. So, how do you implement Linux on time and on budget?
- Don’t Try Implementing Linux Yourself
One of the biggest mistakes people make, which costs them time and money, is trying to implement Linux on their work network on their own. Even if you are a computer genius, the chances are that it will take up a lot of your time and energy, which of course equates to money. You may also find that after implementing Linux yourself, it may not run as fast or as efficiently as it would if someone with the know-how had installed it.
- Trust the Linux Experts
There are many IT companies that offer support and guidance when it comes to implementing new operating systems such as Linux. However, a lot of these companies offer a general range of services and may not be experts in a particular field, such as Linux. In this case, it is vital to look for a company that specialises in implementing Linux as they will have the knowledge required to make sure that your entire network is up and running smoothly. These experts will also know if any changes need to be made to your computers before implementing a new operating system, as many will run checks beforehand. Making sure you hire an expert in Linux ensures that your system will be implemented smoothly and within your time limit.
- Look For Linux Implementation Packages
When it comes to finding the right Linux IT Company that can help you implement your new system, it is a good idea to look for a company that provides the ‘whole package’ as opposed to just implementing the system. Services such as firewall and security evaluations, monitoring and evaluation of systems and identity management integrations can be very pricey if you have to have them completed all separately. A good Linux expert company will be able to offer you all of these services in a package, meaning that not only will you save time, but you will save a lot of money too.
- Training on your New Linux Systems
Once your new Linux operating system has been implemented, it is key that you and all of your staff know how to use it. Always ensure that the company you use to implement your Linux system offer training and support, instead of just leaving you in the lurch afterwards! Using the same company for implementation of Linux and the training will ensure that you save money, which is what every business needs in these tough times.
To ensure that you implement Linux on time and on budget you need to:
ñ Not try and do it yourself! This wastes valuable time and time is money.
ñ Trust the experts to do it; don’t look for a general IT company.
ñ Get the whole package. Make sure everything you need is included.
ñ Training is key. Use the same company for Linux implementation and training to save money.
Companies such as Linux IT offer whole packages for implementing Linux on your networks at work, they also offer training. With their expert knowledge in the field they can be certain to have your Linux system implemented on time and on budget, running smoothly.
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