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Monday, May 20 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
28DC Business Value of Open Source and IBM i

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Open source sounds "cool" and claims to be free. Can this be true? If so, how free is "free"? In this session we will discuss the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of Open Source as well as the TCA (Total Cost of Acquisition). We will also explore best practices on how to best implement Open Source technologies in the environment.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn how to cost justify a "proper" Open Source project.
2. Learn the realities of both costs and benefits of Open Source implementations.
3. Examine the risks associated with open source projects.

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Mike Pavlak

IBM i Strategist, Fresche Solutions
Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that. After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite. Later Mike was instrumental in developing... Read More →

Monday May 20, 2019 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Adventure Tower Nile
  • Level All
  • Operating System IBM i
  • Audience This is a no-technical sessin targeted as business leaders who are challenged to deliver more for less.

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