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CNET News: Merrill Lynch: Linux Saves Money

Jun 09, 2003, 13:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

"Merrill Lynch research shows that deploying Linux internally that could save the company millions of dollars, an executive at the investment banker said.

"During a presentation Friday at the Enterprise Linux Forum, Mark Snodgrass, vice president of Merrill Lynch's in-house technology provider, the Global Technology & Services group, said that the company has found that re-architecting its information infrastructure using Linux can reduce administration costs dramatically.

"In fact, Snodgrass found that, while the software licensing costs of Windows was higher than Linux, the highest cost was in managing traditional Windows infrastructure..."

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