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Red Hat Chief: 'Cheaper Generally Wins'

Dec 03, 2008, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Colin Barker)

"The biggest issue facing the company at the moment, Whitehurst said, was how to allocate resources. "There is a need to do a lot more planning," he said, suggesting Red Hat currently had "an embarrassment of opportunities" but only "a certain amount of dollars" that it could invest in addressing those opportunities.

"Whitehurst said part of the reason for the company's optimistism lies in what he sees as its broad appeal. "Companies that use IT for competitive advantage are the ones we do well in, but then you have the companies that spend hundreds of millions on IT, but not necessarily for competitive advantage... and we are attracting them too."

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