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eWeek: Zona survey finds aggressive Linux deployments planned

Nov 09, 2000, 17:24 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"The most aggressive expansion plans for Linux deployments will come from small companies and large organizations over the next year, according to a new research report from Zona Research Inc. The report, released late Wednesday, follows a Zona study deployed via the Web in September that involved 109 IT professionals with purchase authority for Internet connectivity, application development tools and server software."

"It found that more than half of the large enterprise respondents expected increases of up to 25 percent in the number of Linux users in their firm, while nearly one-fifth expected increases of more than 50 percent. Among small-company representatives, more than one-third felt Linux usage would expand by 50 percent or more."

"The report, entitled "The New Religion: Linux and Open Source," also found that more than half of the respondents currently use Linux servers for e-mail, file and print services, intranet connection servers, standard Web servers and firewalls. Some 38 percent of respondents use it as a database server, while 21 percent use it for e-commerce applications."

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