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CNET News: IBM Revs Up Linux Business

Aug 04, 2003, 17:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"IBM will highlight five new customers using the Linux operating system on Monday at the LinuxWorld conference, as well as announce an expanded Linux practice.

"IBM's new customers choosing to employ Linux will include online movie rental service Netflix and electronic trading systems provider NYFIX.

"IBM's expanded practice includes a larger army of consultants able to work with open-source software such as Linux, where the software source code is publicly available. More than 3,000 employees in IBM's services wing now have certified skills in open-source technologies, a 10-fold increase since 2001. IBM also is improving the ability of small and medium-size businesses to test Linux systems, and Big Blue is sweetening an incentive plan for partners that create Linux-based products for medium-size businesses using IBM software..."

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