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IBM: The Impact of Open Standards on the Technology Industry: A Business Perspective

Feb 19, 2004, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ross Mauri)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Today, the Linux market is an important global force. Based on IBM market research and external data, we believe more than $25 billion of hardware, software, and services revenue has been generated across the industry over the past 3 years worldwide.

"And this wonderful engine of innovation--the inter-locked but independent open source community--has accelerated and continued to mature.

"LinuxWorld has evolved from a technology show to a portal into a whole new sphere of business computing. The booths and displays emphasize solutions to real business problems. Nobody comes to the IBM booth and asks why we're here. And we have been joined by every major business system vendor in the industry, as well as dozens of start-ups and niche players.

"We're all part of a vibrant ecosystem focused on open source and open standards--the best guarantee of continuous, rapid innovation in Linux-based solutions..."

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