The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source

Overview

Open source in the enterprise has reached a critical mass - no technical manager with budgetary responsibility can afford to ignore the possibility for significant cost benefit in their organization. The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source is the first book to arm IT directors and system administrators with the knowledge they need to objectively evaluate open source software for their particular computing environments. This book guides the reader through the process of finding practical uses for open source ...
See more details below
Paperback
$29.16
BN.com price
(Save 16%)$35.00 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $3.29   
  • New (3) from $30.24   
  • Used (3) from $3.29   
The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$13.99
BN.com price

Overview

Open source in the enterprise has reached a critical mass - no technical manager with budgetary responsibility can afford to ignore the possibility for significant cost benefit in their organization. The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source is the first book to arm IT directors and system administrators with the knowledge they need to objectively evaluate open source software for their particular computing environments. This book guides the reader through the process of finding practical uses for open source that will integrate seamlessly into existing infrastructure. Worksheets enable readers to quickly and easily evaluate the feasibility and return on investment of any potential migration project. The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source includes information on the best professional-quality low-cost software for Linux, with dozens of listings, including where to download and where to find support. Case studies are used to demonstrate ways open source has been successfully deployed by peers.

The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source presents the pragmatist's viewpoint, and assists technical managers in seriously examining how open source software can have a positive impact on their organizations now.

Read More Show Less

What People Are Saying

Don Rosenberg
IT managers about to reach for the aspirin when they try to figure out their open source corporate position should grab this book with both hands instead.
author, "Open Source: the Unauthorized Whitepapers"
John Weathersby
The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source is an accurate description of this easy to read and understand working manual. This book tells you what you need to know about available open source software, with business case studies of successful deployments in corporate and government IT environments. It's an excellent reference guide that I keep on my desk ... dog-eared and underlined.
Director, The Open Source Software Institute
Zak Greant
Maria Winslow has created an exceptionally usable guidebook for businesses developing an open source strategy. This book will save you a lot of money.
Community Relations, MySQL
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411611467
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)