IT-Analysis: Positive Moves For Open Source
Nov 09, 2004, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"A recent news release from Excedent, the parent company of
Webmail.us, informs us that Webmail.us is migrating away from
Microsoft to open-source. The company provides a hosted email
service with virus filtering and spam blocking, for the mid market.
The company believes that the move will improve the scalability of
its service and its time to market (time to add new features). The
open source products it will be using include Linux, SquirrelMail,
PostFix, Courier and Clam A/V. Cost was not mentioned as a
motivating factor, but it was probably part of the mix. Why is this
significant? Well not because it happened, but because the company
chose to press release it..."