ongoing war for market share in the server platform market will
continue to present vendor-sponsored programs for migration to their
favoured operating system platform. While these programs offer real
assistance in evaluation of new options for your organisation, they
require thorough evaluation and significant allocation of resources.
If tempted by a vendor offer for a migration evaluation, it is
essential that the scope and limitations of the model used by the
vendor to build their conclusions includes meaningful measures of
business benefit rather than just infrastructure cost savings.