"Linux is ready for business IT systems--although there are
still concerns about the cost, compatibility and security of
migrating systems to the open source software, according to the
latest silicon.com CIO Jury.
"Following recent desktop Linux trials announced by the NHS and
the government and recent IDC figures that showed the open source
software continues to eat into the Unix market on the server side,
we asked our panel if Linux is ready for the enterprise.
"Two-thirds of our 12-man CIO Jury said Linux is now a viable
part of the IT strategy, with the remaining four still harbouring
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