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Computerworld Australia: Telstra Solves Identity Crisis with Penguin Power

Apr 24, 2003, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julian Bajkowski)

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"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,' Warner said..."

[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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