CNET News: IBM Revs Up Linux Business
Aug 04, 2003, 17:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"IBM will highlight five new customers using the Linux operating
system on Monday at the LinuxWorld conference, as well as announce
an expanded Linux practice.
"IBM's new customers choosing to employ Linux will include
online movie rental service Netflix and electronic trading systems
"IBM's expanded practice includes a larger army of consultants
able to work with open-source software such as Linux, where the
software source code is publicly available. More than 3,000
employees in IBM's services wing now have certified skills in
open-source technologies, a 10-fold increase since 2001. IBM also
is improving the ability of small and medium-size businesses to
test Linux systems, and Big Blue is sweetening an incentive plan
for partners that create Linux-based products for medium-size
businesses using IBM software..."