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Linux-Watch: Selling Linux and Open Source to Bean Counters

Feb 01, 2006, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"I'm no bean-counter. I'm an IT guy. But, I know that over the last few years, it's CFOs and dollars, not CIOs and gigabytes, that determine what technology companies buy.

"But, here's news you can use to get your CFO on board with a Linux and open-source make over. E-Trade Financial saved $13 million a year and they realized a boost in performance by switching to Linux from Solaris..."

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