The many incarnations and distributions of open-source operating systems such as Linux, Red Hat and Ubuntu have received widespread acclaim for years, but is the penguin catching on in corporate Australia? Or is it being left out in the cold?
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Allianz Australia Insurance chief information officer (CIO) Steve Cole said yesterday he had done the equivalent of losing hair while undertaking an upgrade that saw the company move from multiple Wintel servers to a Linux mainframe.
Tony Maro, CIO of EvriChart, a hospital records management and archiving business, successfully migrated his company's Windows-based line of business document management extranet application and his employees' 40-odd Windows-based desktops to a 100 percent Linux-based server and desktop infrastructure.Jason Perlow interviews Tony Maro, CIO of EvriChart, Inc.
Environmental lobbyist Greenpeace has started looking for an IT manager concerned about climate change to support the technology operation of its Sydney office.
At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, McKesson CIO Randal Spratt explains why his company deploys its health care applications on Linux. He says these applications are scalable, affordable on tight hospital budgets, and reliable--making better patient care possible.
Government CIOs that dismiss open source software because of support issues, which is the case for the Australian Tax Office, Defence and Centrelink, simply do not understand the concept, according to Sun Microsystems.
A visiting Red Hat executive has said that wariness on the part of a number of government CIOs over adopting open source is not a reflection of Australia's tech savvy, but the result of a "lack of understanding" of the software and its community.
Efforts to increase the adoption of open source software are being derailed by the efforts of a "loud minority" within the community that have stooped to making personal attacks on those deemed to be enemies, according to one of the open source movement's strongest advocates.
Silicon.com's CIO jury rules on whether the cost of upgrading to Windows Vista will force more organizations to evaluate alternatives including Apple Macs and Linux PCs for the desktop.
Linux is unlikely ever to be a viable alternative to Microsoft's Windows on the desktop for corporate IT departments, according to leading CIOs.
Kennards Hire is ready to replace Windows server with Linux at 90 branches, to accompany 400 desktops already running the open source operating system.Kennards chief information officer Tony Still said the replacement of Windows was part of a decision to use Linux as the basis of a new point of sale (POS) system.
Microsoft isn't planning to release the final versions of its new Vista operating system and Office 2007 suite until November, but Perth's Edith Cowan University (ECU) has already started planning its upgrade timetable. ECU supports over 3,000 desktop and laptop computers, which run a standard operating environment (SOE) based on Windows XP and Office 2003.
The lax dress code of the open-source community is one of the reasons behind the software's slow uptake in commercial environments, says former Massachusetts chief information officer (CIO) Peter Quinn. Quinn, who played a key role in rolling out 50,000 open-source desktops in his home state of Massachusetts in the eastern United States, said "appearance matters" when trying to convince business decision makers of the merits of open-source software.
A jury of CIOs believes that Linux-loaded laptops for children in poorer countries will be a momentum booster for desktop Linux.
Intel CIO Stacy Smith sits down with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber in a Face to Face interview to share his challenge of saving money while increasing performance. Wireless technology, he says, will be outfitted for nontraditional spaces such as construction sites and hospitals.
In a CIO Sessions exclusive, Microsoft CIO Ron Markezich shares his thoughts on a range of topics, from Longhorn to security flaws in Internet Explorer to the biggest IT challenges facing Microsoft
Only “lukewarm” to the open source OS?
Big Blue's CIO has directed the company to begin an internal initiative to evaluate Linux for use on desktop computers, a further endorsement of the open-source operating system.
A silicon.com jury ponders the corporate fate of Linux. Should the open-source phenomenon be limited to its server niche or are businesses ready to give it new challenges?
As the Linux Expo got underway in Olympia's exhibition centre on Tuesday, some of the UK's most prominent CIOs gave open source a cool reception.