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Financial Sector Technology: Head to Head

Dec 04, 2003, 20:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Adams)

[ Thanks to Justin Davies for this link. ]

"After a few years during which IT companies have been doing their best to persuade us how much they like working together, with talk of 'leveraging synergies' and similar nonsense, the outbreak of war over the arrival of Linux in enterprise computing is rather refreshing.

"It may also end up being good news for financial customers. What will happen to the ideals of open source is quite another question. You could describe the situation in the form of a cartoon, with a nervous looking Linux penguin surrounded by the savage predators of the IT industry. Most of them are professing oily friendship, but some are openly licking their lips..."

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