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ComputerWorld: The Linux game [at Burlington Coat]

Aug 23, 1999, 17:20 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hall)

"Mike Prince has an excellent batting average when choosing emerging technologies. As CIO at Burlington Coat Factory, a $2 billion retail outlet, Prince has jumped onto new platforms as expertly as Sammy Sosa whacks fastballs. And he's not afraid to go public with his risky adoption of leading-edge technology.

Back in the 1980s Sun Microsystems liked to put Prince on the dais to tout the virtues of Unix when everyone else thought it was just an operating system for techies. He later embraced Java as the foundation for new applications and was an early advocate of its potential.

Now he has discovered Linux and is broadcasting its virtues... He thinks he's hit another home run with the popular open-source operating system."

"CIOs who don't plan on how to manage the Linux intrusion may find themselves playing catch-up, as many are now doing with the Web."

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