This stuff is overdue in smaller shops - stay with me on this for a second. The smaller guys need to become more efficient and secure, and automation really helps. Potentially the small end could benefit MORE from automation than the big guys already have - automation is a much more disciplined and useful form of sharing information. Docs are often incorrect or incomplete - automation imposes discipline, and also allows the author to benefit from the end result. Time savings for everyone are often huge.
I'm regularly on #fusiondirectory on FreeNode (IRC) along with a few others who are working towards this kind of thing (using the Munich software as a base). Anyone else wanting to join us is welcome.
AU$1.85 for a loaf of bread
AU$0.99 for a litre of milk
This is in Townsville, a northern city ~2000km from the markets in our state capital. Can't remember other prices, but a Danish girl I knew said there was a bewildering array of brands here compared with anywhere else in the world she had been, which seemed quite strange given the size of my city.
I've been told that the price of generic computer hardware and electronics isn't bad here either, although the US companies seem to want to charge a premium, even for software sold directly over the internet (this was recently a story on Slashdot)... why is anyones guess.