NetworkWorldFusion: LinuxWorld Spotlight on Savings
Aug 19, 2002, 21:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"he focus at last week's LinuxWorld Expo proved to be less about
how open source can save the world from the clutches of powerful
vendors wielding proprietary software and more about how it can
save companies precious IT dollars.
"Industry luminaries from Sun and Oracle used keynote speeches
to tout their companies' Linux loyalty, and also to emphasize how
open source software can deliver big savings and better performance
for enterprise servers. Customers shared stories about how Linux
can be, if not a panacea, at least a shot in the arm.
"'In this economy, we're not spending a nickel on anything that
won't pay back within 12 to 18 months,' said Evan Bauer, CTO of
global technology infrastructure at financial services and trading
firm Credit Suisse First Boston, which recently converted a core
trading application from Unix to Linux..."