LinuxDevices: Growing Opportunity for Linux in Retail POS
Sep 29, 2003, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"IBM Business Consulting Services has released its annual Retail
CIO Survey for 2003, with findings that suggest a growing
opportunity for Linux in point of sale (POS) and other retail
systems. According to the report, Linux as an in-store operating
environment grew from 0% in 2002 to 5% in 2003, while more than a
quarter of respondents expected to implement Linux-based in-store
operating environments within 3 to 5 years.
"The IBM report coincides with an interesting story by
LinuxJournal publisher Phil Hughes, who identifies an opportunity
for embedded Linux in the retail market, where it has made few
inroads to date..."