"Australia's largest telco Telstra has lifted the cone of
silence on the deployment of Linux over its desktop population in a
trailblazing speech by its national manager for security
architecture Michael Warner to an identity and access management
conference in Sydney.
"Speaking to a room of IT corporate and government security
managers about the way Telstra intends to focus its identity
management strategy, Warner pulled few punches as to the direction
the telco was moving:
"'Moving to a Microsoft-dominated environment [resolved] a lot
of sign-on problems, but it does put a lot of dependency on the one
vendor and the one platform. It all [raises questions] about all
the noises around Sun ONE and Linux desktops for Telstra staff,'
[Editor's Note: The Computerworld Australia site is
apparently experiencing problems. No story links on that site are
currently functioning. -BKP]
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