"Issues of system architecture rarely register on the board's
radar, but awareness of open source software is certainly
increasing. The media profile of Linux is higher than ever and,
amid the economic downturn, it is inevitable that 'free software'
will capture the attention of hard-pressed chief executives.
"'Open source software is a serious player in corporate IT,'
said Nikos Drakos, research director at Gartner. 'More and more
software suppliers are supporting their applications--it is an
"Although suppliers such as Computer Associates are moving
performance management tools across to Linux, system management for
open source lags behind, said Drakos..."
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