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Barclays Banks switiching to Linux to save Billions!

Postby Orbmiser on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:01 pm

Barclays' Linux programme not a snub to suppliers
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240175662/Barclays-Linux-programme-not-a-snub-to-suppliers
"Barclays says it is not snubbing any supplier by developing a private cloud infrastructure and using Linux to cut its software development costs by 90%.

Newspaper reports claimed Barclays will save billions on IT through the strategy, but the bank told Computer Weekly that the 90% savings are in software development, not overall IT spending."
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Re: Barclays Banks switiching to Linux to save Billions!

Postby viking777 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:22 am

That is good to read, although it won't get me switching to Barclays bank in a hurry. Also of course there is a huge difference between them using LInux to save money and actually supporting Linux. I lay £1 to 1p that any customer software they produce will still come as an exe file with windows only compatibility.
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