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ComputerWeekly: Linux Boosts Fortunes at Reliance Mutual

Apr 30, 2003, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cliff Saran)

"A change from a proprietary ICL mainframe and Sequent Unix system to Solaris and Linux has played a crucial role in turning around the fortunes of Kent-based insurance firm Reliance Mutual.

"Due to a slowdown in the insurance market, Reliance Mutual went through a major cost-cutting exercise, shutting down 20 branch offices and its direct sales force, with the loss of 320 staff. Now, thanks to the restructuring and a change in its IT strategy, the insurer is taking on new business from independent financial advisors..."

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