[GLLUG] Linux network consultancy

James Courtier-Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 21:20:45 UTC 2014

On 4 February 2014 19:47, Bernard Mordan <bernardmordan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi I work in a small school. I'm looking for a helpful person to come and
> advise us about switching to a  Linux / chromeOS network.
> Where is a good place to find such a person?

I could advise you. The first step is to come up with some sort of
list of requirements.
If you have a good list of requirements, it helps you judge whether
Linux / ChromeOS is the right solution or not. You can also use the
requirements as a way of testing whether the final delivered solution
is fit for purpose.

If you don't have a good list of requirements, than the first
discussions you will need to have is around the area of business
analysis in order to hammer out that first list of high level business
requirements. Once you have those, you can start going into more
details and this results in your functional and non-functional system
level requirements. Once you have those, you can have meaningful
discussions with suppliers.

What you want to avoid, is you have installed a whole new system and
someone pipes up "But we needed it to do this" and no-one mentioned
that requirement at the beginning. So, you have ended up with a system
that is not fit for purpose and have to start again. I have seen this
happen on multiple government projects I have worked on.

The important factor in all this is you actually knowing the system
capabilities you need.

Kind Regards


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