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Computerworld New Zealand: Linux a Lovely Little Earner for IBM

Mar 15, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM's business built around Linux was worth US$16 billion [€13.3 billion] last year and is projected to be worth more than US$50 billion [€41.5 billion], says the company's global head of public sector Linux sales, Mary Ann Fisher.

"'Governments worldwide are spending more than US$3 billion [€ 2.5 billion] a year on Linux hardware, software and services, and this is growing at 35% a year,' she says. 'But it's the US military that is spending the most. They view it as a source of innovation...'"

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