Windows to Linux: a corporate success story
I frequently hear complaints about CIOs in other companies. Complaints directed straight at Microsoft Windows. I’ve seen people go blue in the face when complaining about the assorted kinds of malware they’ve had to remove from the networks they manage.
But the mere suggestion of migrating to Linux, directed at those CIOs, is enough to trigger a bunch of emotional responses on them. “Our users won’t go along”, “We depend too much on Office to make the switch”, “Linux costs more in the end” are common responses.
Today, I’ll be telling the story of our own migration to Linux. As you can probably infer from the title of this story, it’s been a success.
So, where did the story unfold?
These events took place Amauta, a small Ecuadorian start-up focused on Web applications and network service integration for foreign markets. To the day, still own 20% of the company, and I’m proud to say that Amauta has been seeing steady growth, without depending on venture capital to survive. Though I no longer work there, I still keep in touch (four more partners and two full-time employees), because, through the last three years, we’ve endured hard times and we’ve been constantly forced into innovating. These are the kinds of events in a person’s life that bond people together.
And when did Linux enter the story