A lower-cost alternative
The Open Source movement offers credible lower-cost alternatives to hitherto proprietary and more expensive IT solutions. There are many examples - Linux, Apache, and MySQL are industrial-strength and enterprise-ready alternatives for Windows and UNIX operating system, Web servers, and Database servers respectively. There are even open source alternatives for MS-Office. Products can usually be downloaded from the Internet, and deployed either with free-of-charge Open Source licenses such as the GNU General Public License or with a low-cost commercial license.
Open Source in action
Aardsoft Consulting have deployed the Apache Tomcat servlet container and the MySQL database server for Princeton Healthcare, thus delivering significant savings whilst simultaneously ensuring a robust, highly-functional and powerful IT server platform.
If you think you're paying too much for your non-Open Source solutions, contact Aardsoft Consulting now for an informed discussion of the available alternatives.