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CMPnetAsia: Linux Invasion Takes Off in Corporate India

Aug 26, 2003, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Venkatesh Hariharan)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"At the recently held Nasscom IT User Awards, most winners had some Linux strategy in place for their enterprises. HDFC Bank, Indian Airlines and Life Insurance Corporation, winners of the awards for the banking, transportation and insurance segments respectively, have been embracing Linux with enthusiasm.

"In a traditionally price conscious market like India, it comes as no surprise that free and open-source software like Linux, OpenOffice and others have opened up a whole new set of possibilities that never existed before. Expectedly, the reactions of CIOs has spanned a wide spectrum—from cautious adoption to bold implementation, from outright rejection to whole-hog switchover..."

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