April 18, 2004
Yankee Group report uncovers 'Linux pessimism'
In a survey of 1,000 information technology administrators and corporate executives around the world, The Yankee Group found that the obvious technical merits of Linux were not deemed to be strong enough to overcome the financial costs involved in migration, especially for large enterprises. At best, the study said, smaller companies â 5,000 or fewer employees â would save more money with Linux than with Unix or Microsoft systems. The costs of migration come primarily from shifting the architecture from Microsoft to Linux.