Laying the 'Groundwork': Open Source Network Management
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| Question: Your approach to making the business case for open source
| network management as opposed to proprietary solutions goes beyond
| stressing the initial cost savings. Can you outline it for us?
| Tony Barbagallo, VP of Marketing, Groundwork: Beyond acquisition cost,
| feature give-and-take is beginning to play a larger role as organizations
| weigh their options when evaluating open source IT monitoring and
| management tools versus their proprietary counterparts. Think of it as
| a continuum where a business decides whether it's willing to forego some
| "nice to have" features in exchange for a far less costly tool that does 80
| percent of what the proprietary offering does equally well.