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LinuxWorld Australia: Open Source Software, Standards Pioneering Tomorrow's IT

Feb 26, 2005, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"What does it mean to be an open enterprise? Open source software and open standards are easy enough to define. Figuring out how they fit into an enterprise IT strategy, however, can be a little trickier.

"For example, sometime late in the last century I was drafted to do some minor coding on a Web project for a large international bank. The task was simple enough: Store contact information for customers who signed up for an online promotion. It didn't take long to settle on Perl to make it happen..."

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