For many companies, migrating from Windows to Linux makes sense. The reasons are compelling: greater stability and reliability, lower cost, access to application source code, greater security, and conformity with open standards, according to numerous independent studies and industry experts.
But for those charged with spearheading the actual migration, the project may seem difficult, unwieldy, or untenable. They may fear unanticipated technological roadblocks as well as employees reticent to give up the tools they are used to using.
Before launching into a migration, make sure your reasons for migrating are business-driven.
The keys to making a good IT network improve the operation and performance of the company is to identify and implement the services to be run on the network. The services should address specific areas of operation of the company and add value to the way a company operates.
These can be broadly classified as communication, MIS and client management. The supporting services include protection of your network against attacks, security and access control and an integrated communication system.