Michael S. Mimoso writes
"IT shops' interest in enterprise Linux was lukewarm 18 months ago, but now it's hot, according to Lori Allen, BMC Software Inc.'s Linux solutions vice president. In meetings with IT directors around the world, she's seen a rapid increase in the number of IT shops using and/or evaluating Linux. In this interview, she shares the Linux evaluation, deployment and usage issues that have come up in these conversations. She also discusses how Houston-based BMC's products can help IT shops deploy and manage Linux."