[Linux-aus] Catch me while I faint, Gartner almost said something positive about Linux
leon at cyberknights.com.au
Tue Aug 5 07:58:02 UTC 2003
A Gartner-commissioned annual Asia Pacific survey of big
businesses has found that 52 percent of the 121 Australian
companies surveyed -- mostly in verticals such as
telecommunications, government, education, finance and
banking -- use Linux "somewhere in their organisation", up
from 39 percent last year.
"Australia [individually] was second only to Taiwan," said
Phil Sargeant, research director of storage and services at
Gartner. "But I would say, as a generalisation, that while
companies have deployed it, it hasn't been in mission-
The results were released to spur interest in an Australia-
wide series of Gartner seminars in late August and early
September on open source market readiness, Gartner said.
Call me a skeptic, but I think the final paragraph explains why Gartner
should release their first helpful-to-Linux statement in ages (albeit
with a few backhanders in it).
As at now, the conference has *one* Gartner rep who has ever done
anything but constantly nay-say and short-sell Linux, and the sole
corporate sponsor is Microsoft. It kind of looks like Dorsogna
sponsoring a conference on balanced eating, doesn't it?
I'm also wondering if this is a feedback-related response rather than in
any way a genuine attempt at balance.
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