SCALE: 5 Key Takeaways for Open Source VARs

SCALE, the Southern California Linux Expo, kicks off today in Los Angeles. More than a Linux geek fest, there are signs that SCALE is starting to attract solutions providers that work with Red Hat, Novell, Canonical and other open source partner programs. Here’s a look at five key trends solutions providers should be watching at SCALE.

1. Saving Money By Using Linux to Deploy Windows: Now here’s an interesting twist… Instead of throwing Windows under the bus, SCALE attendees are discussing how to make Windows (yes, Windows) more cost-effective within classrooms and schools. How? Through a mix of open and closed source solutions. Brian Cluff, technical director for a K-12 school district in Arizona, will walk attendees through the specifics.

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