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Computerworld.NZ: Westpac Opts for Fat Over Thin

Dec 17, 2002, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Westpac is considering Linux as a future operating system for back-end systems at branches and even its mainframes.

"Services manager Glenn Patrick says the bank has decided not to take the thin-client approach for the present, opting for Windows 2000 PCs on broadband connections for counter staff. Earlier this year, there were suggestions it would be moving in the thin-client direction...

"Current back-end systems are based on Microsoft software while the mainframes carry big Cobol/DB2 applications running on IBM mainframe OSes..."

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