SearchEnterpriseLinux: ISV's-Eye view, Part 1: 2005 Big Year for New Kinds of Enterprise Linux Apps
Jan 24, 2005, 21:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)
[ Thanks to Peter
Parker for this link. ]
"Are you seeing a big movement among ISVs toward
developing more enterprise applications for Linux?
"Niel Powers: Yes. For an ISV, independence is always a good
thing. Linux represents independence and allows [ISVs] to make
market decisions quicker as markets evolve. The business community
has become much more accepting of Linux solutions (more on the
server than the desktop) as more of the major vendors have come on
board. Particularly in the mid-market, businesses want computers to
be appliances; they just run and they require very little
administration and few upgrades. Linux wasn't there a few years
ago, but it is getting much closer now..."