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Australian IT: Linux Users Rate Stability Over TCO

Jul 15, 2003, 11:30 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Angus Kidman)

"Microsoft's attempts to convince enterprises that Linux will prove more costly to manage are falling on deaf ears, a new survey has found.

"Enterprise Linux users are far more enamoured of its reliability than its ability to lower total cost of ownership (TCO), the poll of enterprise customers by Computer Associates concluded.

"According to the survey, which involved 2500 corporate customers across the globe, 95 per cent of companies rated Linux's reliability as its most important contribution to business value. Acquisition cost was the next most popular choice, cited by 89 per cent. TCO came out at the bottom list, with 65 per cent of companies listing it as a contributor to value..."

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