[ubuntu-uk] What aren't we doing? What should we be doing?

Chris Rowson christopherrowson at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 12:44:17 UTC 2011

> The problem with this idea is that you have to find somebody with influence who is willing to listen to some oik that's just wandered in off the street and is telling them their IT strategy is wrong.

You hit the nail on the head there. It's true. In their minds, why
would an 'IT professional' listen to a person who more often than not
is 'an enthusiastic volunteer'?

A more useful way to go about promoting corporate adoption of Ubuntu
may be to create a website featuring businesses and Government
agencies who have *already* adopted Ubuntu. Look what Google do here
with Google Apps:
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en-GB/customers/index.html The
Ubuntu-UK team could make an effort to maintain something similar. It
seems to me to be a more realistic and achievable objective.

Businesses are much more likely to be swayed by their peers, rather
than someone who has 'wandered in off the street' as you say.


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