Wednesday, January 12, 2005

AMI-Partners Predicts Significant Growth for Linux Servers and Desktops

AMI-Partners Predicts Significant Growth for Linux Servers and Desktops in SMB Market, Driven by APAC GEOS and Channel Partners

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 10, 2005 -- User Challenges and a Dearth of Applications Still Hinder Growth, But Linux Gains Legitimacy from Vendors Such as Red Hat, HP, Novell and IBM

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are expected to invest increasingly in Linux and open source technologies over the next five years. Growth will be particularly strong in key Asian and European markets where public government endorsements and policies are boosting visibility for Linux and open source. On a worldwide basis the number of Linux-owning SMBs is projected to rise from 1.2 million to 2.7 million businesses -- a compounded annual growth rate of 18%.

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