[Smaug] Web survey

cerise@armory.com cerise at armory.com
Thu Nov 3 14:27:07 PST 2005

Huh, the same one that SlugLUG got spammed with.


On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 02:22:48PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Leaving aside the reference to Smaug as SCLUG, it seems that some
> analyst firm wants participants in a survey.  I'm passing it along.
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> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 13:55:31 -0700
> From: Andi Mann <amann at enterprisemanagement.com>
> To: smaug-admin at lists.svlug.org
> Subject: Linux Research - Request For Assistance
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> Hi ,
> I am a Senior Analyst for Enterprise Management Associates
> (www.enterprisemanagement.com), a leading IT analyst firm, covering
> Systems Management technology. We are doing an in-depth research paper
> on Linux server management, and would like your help to survey the
> members of the Santa Cruz Linux User Group.
> We have posted a web survey, and I would like you to forward this email
> to your members, asking them to complete the survey. Each survey should
> take about 10 minutes. The URL for the survey is:
> http://www.emausa.com/surveys/ema_lsurvey.htm 
> The proposition I am researching is that the total cost of ownership
> (TCO) for large-scale commercial Linux systems is declining due to
> availability of more powerful management tools; and that Linux TCO is
> equal to or less than that of Windows.
> It is in reaction, in part, to 2004 studies from Meta Group, Yankee, and
> Microsoft claiming Linux has higher management costs, and higher TCO,
> than Windows. My research aims to find out if the availability of better
> management tools has further reduced the cost of Linux ownership.
> In return, we would be happy to provide any respondents with the
> completed report. We think this will be a very significant paper, which
> will help you and your members present independent validation of Linux
> cost advantages.
> I would appreciate your help. Please let me know if you have any
> questions or comments.
> Thanks,
> Andi.
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