Computerworld: HP Pushes Open-source as Part of 'Switzerland' Strategy
May 22, 2006, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)
"Your organization is part of HP's enterprise storage
and servers division, yet it works in all areas of the company
where there is open-source or Linux activity. How do you measure
the contributions you make to HP's bottom line? That's not
an easy thing to calculate. We look at a number of different
factors--our Linux server sales, for instance. We also measure how
much [business] in Linux and open-source services we help drive.
There are some softer measures, [such as] how many deals have we
helped [win] because we have open-source knowledge..."