Linux-Watch: Selling Linux and Open Source to Bean Counters
Feb 01, 2006, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"I'm no bean-counter. I'm an IT guy. But, I know that over the
last few years, it's CFOs and dollars, not CIOs and gigabytes, that
determine what technology companies buy.
"But, here's news you can use to get your CFO on board with a
Linux and open-source make over. E-Trade Financial saved $13
million a year and they realized a boost in performance by
switching to Linux from Solaris..."