"Enterprise decision makers are buying into Linux more than
ever, and that commitment is extending beyond the perimeter, where
the OS has found a comfortable home.
"In an online spending survey of 130 IT managers and decision
makers, 30% said that, among Linux-related projects planned for
2004, a data center migration to Linux would receive the greatest
monetary commitment. Of that percentage, 52.7% indicated they'd be
spending up to $99,000 on the migration, and 13% expect to spend
between $100,000 and $499,000.
"The data service division of the Oklahoma Department of Human
Services recently committed to an IBM zServer on Linux to run an
Oracle application that previously ran on HP-UX. According to
information systems planning specialist Bob Howard, the division
plans to consolidate other file, print, database and application
servers onto the zServer under z/VM and z/Linux..."