Linux Adoption in a Global Recession

Friday Dec 18th 2009 by Staff

IDC Research for Novell finds that enterprises who had deployed Linux solutions before the recession are generally happy with their decision and likely to increase their use of Linux as the economic downturn continues.

Novell: Economic downturns have a tendency to accelerate emerging technologies, boost the adoption of effective solutions, and punish solutions that are not cost competitive or that are out of synch with industry trends. IDC research finds that Linux users are clearly satisfied about their choice to deploy Linux, and during trying economic times, the potential for those same customers to ramp up their deployment of Linux is strong.

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