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Enterprise Linux? Not so fast

Jan 20, 2009, 13:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert L. Mitchell)

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"Dan Blanchard, vice president of enterprise operations at Marriott International Inc., is serious about Linux. He says his company's transition from high-end Unix-based systems from Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM is ongoing -- and inevitable. "We're migrating, and we have a strategy to continue deployment of Linux," he says.

"Tony Iams hears that refrain from IT executives frequently. "Companies have had a long-term goal of consolidating all of their Unix systems onto Linux," says Iams, an analyst at research firm Ideas International Ltd. The companies want to consolidate on industry-standard technology across the board, he says, and that means Linux running on x86 hardware."

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