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Quiz: Does My Project Need LAMP?

By David F. Carr  |  Posted 2003-07-11 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 

Does this "stack" of freely available basic business software have the power to light your project's way?

Is open-source software too green to compete against the likes of Microsoft? Fans of the Linux-anchored LAMP "platform" certainly disagree. To learn more about LAMP before taking this quiz, please read this Baseline Primer.

1. My staff is comfortable with Linux and Unix-style programming.
DISAGREE     AGREE
1. 2. 3. 4.

2. We know how to tap free technical support resources on the Internet.
DISAGREE     AGREE
1. 2. 3. 4.

3. We have more programming talent than cash
to throw at this project.
DISAGREE     AGREE
1. 2. 3. 4.

4. The primary purpose of the application we're building is to collect data or produce reports.
DISAGREE     AGREE
1. 2. 3. 4.

5. My project doesn't require elaborate middleware, or it can take advantage of existing back-end code.
DISAGREE     AGREE
1. 2. 3. 4.






 
 
 
 
David F. Carr David F. Carr is the Technology Editor for Baseline Magazine, a Ziff Davis publication focused on information technology and its management, with an emphasis on measurable, bottom-line results. He wrote two of Baseline's cover stories focused on the role of technology in disaster recovery, one focused on the response to the tsunami in Indonesia and another on the City of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.David has been the author or co-author of many Baseline Case Dissections on corporate technology successes and failures (such as the role of Kmart's inept supply chain implementation in its decline versus Wal-Mart or the successful use of technology to create new market opportunities for office furniture maker Herman Miller). He has also written about the FAA's halting attempts to modernize air traffic control, and in 2003 he traveled to Sierra Leone and Liberia to report on the role of technology in United Nations peacekeeping.David joined Baseline prior to the launch of the magazine in 2001 and helped define popular elements of the magazine such as Gotcha!, which offers cautionary tales about technology pitfalls and how to avoid them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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