City firms take cautious steps to Linux

The operating system Windows 2000 server is deployed company-wide in 48% of financial services organisations that responded to...

The operating system Windows 2000 server is deployed company-wide in 48% of financial services organisations that responded to the Computer Weekly survey at CityIT.

And 45% of respondents have deployed Windows 2000 on desktops across their company.

Of those responding to the survey, more than half said they were deploying Linux and open source software. Only 3% said open source software was fully deployed throughout the organisation, a further 3% said it was fully deployed in one or more departments while 19% were evaluating open source.

To what extent have you implemented open source?

  • Not at all 49%
  • Evaluation 19%
  • Pilot projects 11%
  • Used in some internet applications (eg web server) 9%
  • Used in some non-internet focused applications 8%
  • Fully deployed in one or more departments 3%
  • Fully deployed throughout the organisation 3%

Source: City IT survey

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