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WideOpenNews: Linux Demand Up, Again

Mar 01, 2000, 00:05 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patricia Krueger)

"In its study of enterprise management issues, Evans Marketing Services found that the number of IT and development managers at large companies expecting to deploy Linux apps increased by 75 percent during the last six months of 1999. The number of companies actually running Linux on their servers increased by 95 percent."

"News that Linux deployment is rising dramatically is hardly new, but particularly compelling about EMS's numbers is the fact that they reflect a trend among corporate megaliths: the 400-plus IT and development managers surveyed worked for corporations housing more than 2000 employees. While last May only 16.5 percent of the IT and development managers informing these companies expected to deploy Linux applications within the next year, 29 percent anticipated doing so when asked in December."

"In the same time period, the number of these companies running Linux on their servers grew from 17.5 percent to 34.2 percent. Perhaps more significant, however, is the increase in the number of big corporations willing to rest a hefty portion of their weight on Linux. Almost 13 percent of the companies had Linux plugged into more than 25 percent of their servers in December, up from 2 percent in May."

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