1938 - England Heston
Airph Prime Minister said “Peace
In Our Time” .
is the spirit of optimism that characterises PCIOT.
In Our Time.
name orginated as a bit of a joke, just prior to the Y2K debacle. What
could possible go wrong?
as it turned out, but most scenarios had been accomodated and the much
feared disasters such as aeroplanes falling from the sky was revealed
to be just scare mongering and/or paranoia.
this paranoia continues to this day over the use of hetrogenous systems
(i.e. Apple,Linux and Microsoft) in a production environment. Let's
have Peace in our time!
seems sensible to us to utilise the most appropriate technology for the
job in hand. Which is why we embrace both Open Source initiatives such
as Linux and the proprietry work exemplified by Microsoft and others.
no mistake about it Microsoft make some excellent software - Outlook /
Exchange partnership offers exceptionally well designed group
communications. For truly rapid application development
requiring database functionality MS Access is very difficult to
I hear many clients explain...
I want is to be able to do is use email and the internet, word
processing and a spreadsheet or two. Oh and play Freecell"
which case why spend £300 pounds on proprietry licences when
a Linux desktop would provide all that for no cost.
Enterprise agreement for proprietry software makes it a specious
argument, however the technologies can compete on merit.