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Network Times: City of Bergen in One of the Largest [Linux] Migrations in Europe

Aug 16, 2004, 19:45 (9 Talkback[s])


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"Novell has announced that the second largest city in Norway, the city of Bergen, has chosen Novell's Linux technology to underpin its technology infrastructure, moving away from its proprietary Unix and Microsoft Windows applications platform. Bergen's two-phased implementation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 will impact 50 000 users of the city's administrative and educational networks.

"Janicke Runshaug Foss, CIO of the city of Bergen commented, 'The most important issue for the city is to provide the best possible public services to our citizens through cost-effective municipal operation. In addition to the IT-based benefits from migrating to Linux, we attain a business model that doesn't tie us to a single vendor's solution architecture. By migrating to Linux the city has a business model that is open and democratic, and we believe that will ensure a greater degree of freedom of choice, more efficient operation and major cost savings that will benefit the citizens...'"

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