eWeek: Universities Speed Up Open-Source Plans

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“In the hopes of gaining more control over their infrastructure,
more university IT administrators are accelerating plans to migrate
to open-source technology in the data center.

“George Washington University, for one, is in the process of
removing Microsoft Corp. technology from its data centers and
replacing it with Linux, primarily because of the cost and burden
of security patching, said David Swartz, CIO at GWU, in Washington.
Swartz spoke at a ComNet Conference & Expo panel last week.

“‘We’re doing this as soon as possible. I want it done in three
months, which translates to about one year,’ Swartz said. ‘A lot of
my folks would like to drive more and more toward open


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