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NewsForge: BMW Dealer Upgrades from Windows to Linux

Oct 18, 2004, 16:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"Town and Country BMW, located in Markham, Ontario, used to rely on a variety of Microsoft products for its information technology infrastructure. Now the auto dealership, with the help of an IT outsourcing consultant, has slipped a Linux appliance into the mix that has eliminated difficulties with viruses, incompatibility, and security.

"Town and Country is one of the largest BMW dealerships in Canada. With more than 100 devices on its network, it is a hodge-podge of systems and programs. Each user on the network requires file, print, backup, email, and Web services. Then there are remote access requirements and VPN connections to contend with.

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