The Economic Times: 'Linux Market in India is Strongest in the Region'
Oct 15, 2002, 07:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sobha Menon)
"More and more national and local governments, the world over,
are turning to Linux-based open software because of all the
advantages it offers. IBM, which has a number of government
customers, is focusing strongly on its Linux business.
"David N. Barnes, vice-president--government programs, IBM World
Trade Asia Corporation, discusses with Sobha Menon the future of
"IBM is focusing a lot on Linux-based solutions for its
government customers. What kind of interest do you see among
governments for Linux-based systems?
"Governments and public sector organisations are some of our
most high-profile users of Linux-based systems. Over 75 IBM
government customers are using Linux today, and over 130 other IBM
government customers are currently looking at Linux for e-business