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LinuxPlanet: Boscov's Inches Into Linux

Sep 04, 2003, 19:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)


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"Successful Linux deployments sometimes happen gradually. Boscov's, a Linux pioneer in the department store space, is a great case in point.

"The $1 billion regional retailer already uses Linux to run Apache, Radius, GNU Privacy Guard (GPG), IBM Tivoli's NetView, AcuCobol, special invoicing software, and Linuxcare's Levanta 2.0, among other apps and services.

"Meanwhile, some of Boscov's other software still lives on zOS, AIX, Microsoft Windows, or DOS. As part of ongoing cost containment, though, the retailer foresees future Linux migration for a number of remaining apps, including its OLAP server, PeopleSoft financials, and probably even its point-of-sale (POS) system..."

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