NewsForge: Microsoft Partner Points Out FOSS Opportunity
Jun 06, 2005, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)
"According to a survey released June 1 by Microsoft Certified
Partner Port80 Software, 53.8% of all Fortune 1000 company Web
sites are powered by Windows and Microsoft's IIS servers, while
only 21.2% of these giant companies use Apache and other open
source software to run their corporate Web presences. This means
these companies offer a huge potential market for FOSS (Free and
Open Source Software) vendors and service providers.
"Port80 should be commended for reminding us that FOSS is not
yet dominant; that there are plenty of companies, including some of
the world's largest ones that still haven't converted from
expensive, proprietary server operating systems and applications to
low-cost, reliable FOSS solutions..."