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VARBusiness: IBM President Bets On Linux, E-Sourcing

Dec 04, 2000, 14:48 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Karen Franse)

"In an e-mail exchange with VARBusiness' editorial director, Robert DeMarzo, Palmisano outlined his thoughts on the future of Linux, the need for services and applications that integrate the enterprise and the importance of e-sourcing."

"DeMarzo: What emerging technology do you predict will be the hottest technology for solution providers in 2001, and why?

Palmisano: ...if you want to talk about a single technology, as we think about the open world of the next generation of e-business, we think Linux is a game-changer. It clearly has huge momentum as a growth platform--the server growth in Linux is startling--and we believe that Linux and NT will emerge as the development platforms of choice.

I believe that our commitment to bring Linux into the world of mainstream, secure, reliable, available transaction-intensive computing and work with the open-source community will be good for both IBM and for the entire industry, especially for solution providers who see the potential that Linux offers."

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