The Financial Express: Switchover to Linux: Insurance Majors to Invest Rs 400 Crore

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“When Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive officer, comes
calling next week, he has to convince government-owned insurance
companies that rival Linux is no alternative to Microsoft’s Windows
when it comes to running their businesses. The insurance majors
plan to spend Rs 400 crore [US$88.7 million/€68.3 million] to
create a single IT platform over the next four years.

“Three of the four government-owned general insurance majors in
the country–National Insurance Co, United Insurance and New India
Assurance–have decided to use Linux as the backend operating
system on which will run their core insurance solutions…”

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