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SearchEnterpriseLinux: The Wrong Choice: Retailer Dives Off Windows Platform to Linux

Feb 13, 2004, 18:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Historically, the retail industry has tallied its take largely on applications running on Windows. Cleveland-based Datavantage Corp., a provider of tools and technology services for retailers, had always fallen in line, running its service offerings and internal IT on Windows.

"Nowadays, however, more and more Java-based retail apps are being deployed on Linux. So, when Datavantage had to choose a platform for its new Stored Value gift card transaction-processing solution, Windows wasn't the only option. In fact, project manager Ian Amit quickly discovered that Windows was the wrong choice..."

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