Selling your ideas is challenging. First, you must get your listeners to agree with you in principle. Then, you must move them to action. Use the Dale Carnegie Training® Evidence – Action – Benefit formula, and you will deliver a motivational, action-oriented presentation.
Open your presentation with an attention-getting incident. Choose an incident your audience relates to. The incidence is the evidence that supports the action and proves the benefit. Beginning with a motivational incident prepares your audience for the action step that follows.
Example: Sicom makes POS terminals for the fast food industry utilizing an embedded copy of the Apache web server. The Apache Software license makes this possible.
An Open Source Case Study Determining if open source is right for you Presented by: Jason Dearborn
Case Study of San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum
Strengths & Weaknesses
Decision Making Process
Q & A
What is Open Source Software (OSS)? Definition : Open Source is a term used to describe software freely distributed with full source code included. Open Source software must comply with the 9 guidelines laid out by the Open Source Initiative (OSI).
The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away the software as a component of an aggregate software distribution containing programs from several different sources. The license shall not require a royalty or other fee for such sale.
The program must include source code, and must allow distribution in source code as well as compiled form.
Less restrictive licensing has allowed anyone with a computer to access powerful computing and networking tools. Anyone with the desire and aptitude can gain hands-on experience with technology such as databases, clustering, TCP/IP packet manipulation, and application development.
Reconciling all of these elements to identify either operating system as the one that offers lower TCO for all situations is impossible. Linux offers a lower TCO in some situations -- a lot lower, according to Aberdeen Group analyst Bill Claybrook. Yet, in other scenarios, Microsoft is a more cost-effective option, he noted.
The final answer "depends on what you want to do with it," Claybrook told NewsFactor.