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CXOtoday: UTI: Linux Users By Accident, Pushers By Choice

Feb 06, 2004, 11:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hinesh Jethwani)

"Linux is bagging significant wins in the enterprise front, with most users migrating platforms only after careful consideration and evaluation of cost metrics. However, some companies like UTI Bank have discovered the benefits of Open Source purely by chance.

"V.K. Ramani, president-IT, UTI Bank Ltd., said, 'Our choice of Open Source happened purely by accident. While executing a Tele-banking project, we encountered unexpected money constraints, due to which we had to rework our plan. Since the project was low-priority, we decided to experiment by obtaining a free copy of Linux and customizing it ourselves. That was the beginning of our tryst with Open Source, an experience which has now revolutionized our framework...'"

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