iTWeb: Linux Ideal for Developing Countries, says IBM
Oct 31, 2003, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Warwick Ashford)
"Richard Voaden, IBM north region Linux software sales manager,
says reliability, resilience, security and low acquisition cost are
some of the reasons that Linux is a good choice anywhere in the
world, but particularly in developing countries.
"With SA part of the developing world, Voaden says Linux is
suited to local conditions. 'You have lots of priorities in terms
of delivering services and there is a limited amount of budget to
do that, so Linux will enable more to be developed for the budget
that is available.'
"Voaden says this applies to all countries, but in a developing
country it means that business can consider all the opportunities
that e-business has to offer, and leapfrog ahead to the latest
technologies that Linux can offer at a much lower cost than other