Better, Faster and Cheaper?

There’s an old saying in computing: “Better, Faster, Cheaper – pick any two”.
While true for any given model of computing, that’s just not good enough for us. Making the quantum leap from a closed, proprietary process to building solutions on best-of-breed open solutions allows us to deliver all three. For most computing challenges this method offers a more robust solution delivered more quickly and for a lower cost, both initially and for maintenance. With a variety of licenses to choose from, there’s a solution that fits your business. What’s not to like?

Open Solutions – Everybody’s Doing It.

When Microsoft needed to add Internet support to Windows, they used the IP stack from BSD, the original open source unix.
When Apple needed a new Operating System, they merged two open source projects, Mach and FreeBSD, to form its foundation. Then they turned around and released that as an open source project itself, Darwin.
And IBM, well, by now you must have heard, they’re betting the company on Linux.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

So, how does this all work? Well, it’s really as simple as this: a large part of your computing challenge is just like many others, and that work has already been done. By carefully analyzing the problem, identifying the commonalities, and leveraging the existing body of work we can quickly focus on implementing the key functionality of your computing system without wasting time and money on work that’s already been done. As a result, you get your solution faster and for a lower cost.
But it doesn’t end there. Every computing system requires ongoing maintenance which can often exceed the initial project cost. By jumping on this bandwagon you’ve leveraged the commonalities of your project with everybody else’s. It turns out your maintenance needs have quite a bit in common as well.
Many hands make light work.

We’re on Your Team

Working with open systems since 1989 and Linux since 1994, BFC Computing has the experience and expertise to bring your project to successful completion. Get in touch with us and see how we can solve your problems Better, Faster, and Cheaper.