Another Survey says Linux is growing in the Enterprise...

A cool article over at Enterprise IT Planet talks about some trends seen in a recent survey by Gabriel Consulting Group in Beaverton Ore. While the sample size was relatively small, a mere 199 companies, the trends are still valid.  The questions they asked were interesting and very telling.  For instance, they asked whether companies were using Linux of which 90% said yes.  24% of companies said they would increase their usage of Linux over the next twelve months up from 20% in 2009.  Check out the article for the rest of their findings. 

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.