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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 operating systems..."

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