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Enterprise IT Planet: Cendant: IBM and Linux Put the Squeeze on IT Costs

May 07, 2004, 20:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pedro Hernandez)

"Let's face it; enterprise-class gear and software doesn't come cheap. Upfront costs are considerable, certainly, but lifetime costs are no less critical to making sure budgets are kept in check. When revamping their IT infrastructure, most corporations wind up placing a call to their preferred (and typically pricey) IT vendor.

"In the case of Cendant Travel Distribution Services, cost-effective and flexible systems, software and services from a top-tier vendor is not an oxymoron. The company went with IBM systems and Red Hat Linux to migrate from its old UNIX platform..."

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