[LINK] Businesses find time and money savings with linux
Tue, 23 Apr 2002 15:47:07 +1000
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Source: Edupage, April 22, 2002
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BUSINESSES FIND TIME AND MONEY SAVINGS WITH LINUX
Some large companies are finding Linux a highly attractive alternative
to Microsoft. British Petroleum, Banca Commerciale Italiana, Winnebago,
and Korean Air have moved much of their computer operations over to
Linux, and as many as 15 banks in London are also using Linux.
According to Scott Harrison, director of Linux distributor Red Hat,
many companies are drawn to Linux because software upgrades are not
tied to hardware upgrades, as they often are for new Microsoft
products. Other factors helping Linux include concerns over software
licensing costs from Microsoft and the ability to make very powerful
Linux clusters using old hardware that would not work well with new
Microsoft products. IBM has moved 841 internal servers to Linux,
according to David Valentine, IBM Linux sales and marketing executive,
and will move many more because it offers a "structured low-service
way" to lower costs.
ZDNet, 22 April 2002
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