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  1. Terry
    Jan 08 - 7:56 am

    This is exactly what cloud should be known as! Not rip of software and services from the big vendors!

  2. Andrew Rice
    Jan 08 - 12:05 pm

    Great to see them doing what I recommended to them back in 2011 at a security dinner :-)

    • JOs van Kester
      Apr 07 - 7:39 pm

      what a nonsense story!!
      totally inadequate and only a small part of the story.

      cutting 90% of the IT budget!!!, which IT budget is this? only HW and SW expenses I suppose. Because 80 % of the total IT budget is for the the salaries, and very independently!! of open source or MS!! the IT engineer is costing the same amount of money. So this story with this info is only good for the dustbin

  3. Jonathan Levin
    Jan 08 - 12:12 pm

    Hmm… maybe I should move my money to Barclays

  4. Michael Horvath
    Jan 08 - 4:35 pm

    The more companies adopting Linux the better

  5. Dich
    Jan 09 - 9:30 am

    Do they know iPads actually don’t run open source software ? ;-)

  6. William Lowe
    Jan 13 - 10:12 pm

    Great to see influence makers choosing open source. Definitely the wave of the future.

  7. fashion_enuch
    Jan 25 - 6:55 am

    This article fails to specify which part of the IT budget they are achieving such astounding savings on. If they ditched Microsoft and Oracle – yes they could be saving the claimed 90% of the IT licencing costs. However, 90% savings of the overall IT budget is completely unrealistic. Of course, unless they completely sold or outsourced their IT function so the savings are just an accounting game.

    On the other hand, the article’s main point is completely accurate. From first hand I can tell you that Oracle’s main function is sales and marketing.

  8. Swoop in via Belgium, avoid the fortifications, no one will think of it!
    Mar 21 - 10:42 pm

    It might have been smarter to bring in some open source and use the threat of a 100% conversion to bring down any outrageous pricing and avoid doing conversion! Sometimes all or nothing thinking doesn’t lead to optimal outcomes…

    The challenge with cloud-mobility is that it’s easy to be so busy marveling at the shiny new technology that the weakness of consumer grade security underpinning it can be missed, especially when wrapped up in TLA (three letter acronym) mobility marketing packages that obscure that fact.

    There’s a reason credit cards are chip and pin, why would any other part of the banking business be less secure?

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