LinuxPlanet: Boscov's Inches Into Linux
Sep 04, 2003, 19:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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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)