LinuxPlanet: Linux in the Enterprise Closer Than You Think
Dec 12, 2002, 20:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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"There has been a marked increase in the word 'enterprise'
within the Linux community of late, and it has very little to do
with the latest iteration of Star Trek. It's a catchy little phrase
that encompasses all that is corporate in Western society. If
something is big, it's the enterprise. If it has a lot of money,
it's the enterprise...
"I have my own definition for what the enterprise is, which I
use in making judgments about where certain stories on Linux Today
and LinuxPlanet will be placed. The enterprise is anything that
either uses a lot of resources to get something done, or needs a
lot of resources to get something done.
"When I was in Boston last week at the Enterprise Linux Forum
(ELF), I found a lot of people from organizations that would fit
into this definition. And all of them were looking for ways to
start getting Linux into their IT schemas. Now, to be fair, many of
them were using Linux already in one way or another. But now the
time had come to start using Linux in ways that would not only
allow them to do their work but would also let them do their work