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NetworkWorld: Linux sneaking into enterprise networks: Renegade or ally?

Oct 16, 2000, 18:10 (15 Talkback[s])

"You may not plan to deploy Linux on your network, but that doesn't mean that your company's users won't sneak it in. As the operating system makes inroads in the enterprise, you need to decide whether you want it on your network before a renegade user brings it in unnoticed."

"If you discover Linux on the network should you treat it like any other application added without your control, or welcome it into your overall IT plan?"

"The answer depends on whom you ask. Some readers Network World interviewed were starkly intolerant; others were more forgiving. In many cases, IT managers dismissed any incursion of Linux as just that - a hostile takeover of the network that shouldn't be tolerated."

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