Ximian® products and services help companies realize the promise of Linux and open source to lower the cost of technology:
|Eliminating the Two PC Problem|
With Ximian Desktop, Ximian Evolution™ and Ximian Connector for productivity and development applications, companies can save up to $2,000 per user on the costs of duplicate or virtual Windows PCs along with Microsoft Office:
|Item||Second PC Option||Ximian Option|
|2nd Windows PC||$1,700||N/A|
|MS Office license||$400||N/A|
|MS Exchange CAL||$67||$67|
|Total Savings Per User: $2,031|
* Assumes free download of Linux distribution and Ximian desktop.
|Easier Software Management|
With Linux powering up to a third of corporate servers (IDC) and growing populations of Linux users in their organizations, companies are wrestling with the management of rapidly changing open source software. In fact, customers interviewed by Ximian report spending between 5 and 10 hours per week per user just to update systems.
Ximian Red Carpet™ Enterprise™ delivers immediate cost savings by automating and centralizing Linux software management for groups of company servers, desktops and workstations. Across 50 systems (below), the annual productivity savings could reach $166,000:
|Item/Activity||Manual Software Management||Red Carpet Enterprise|
|Red Carpet Enterprise Server||N/A||$2,500|
|Red Carpet Enterprise Client Access Licenses ($200/seat)||N/A||$10,000|
|Hours per year||*5,200||100|
|Total maintenance cost||$182,000||$3,500|
|Total Savings Across 50 Systems: $166,000|
* Assumes 2 hours a week across 50 end user systems.