WSJ quotes Michael Dell:
CIOs are increasingly turning their sights toward open-standards-based computing, which will eventually relegate proprietary technology to a niche.
There’s no question standardization is taking hold with an increasingly large portion of the enterprise opportunity.
CIOs are embracing standards-based computing because it’s easy to install and allows them to drive out more costs. The acceptance of open standards isn’t only finding its way into the hardware sector but also operating systems and services.
Linux is the fastest-growing operating system. Based on industry estimates, expectations are for 90% of companies to be using open-source software in one form or another by 2004.