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Dabbling with Linux at the periphery of the network typifies the majority of large company's investment in the open source operating system. However a few brave firms looking to take back some of the control ceded to proprietary Unix vendors have decided to make more significant moves around Linux — migrating critical applications onto the relatively untried platform.

Rolling out the new systems also included selecting Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES9) to run in the data centre for applications servers. Most of the management of these systems, together with any remaining Unix systems, has been outsourced to INSL, part of the Concise Group.

Leake has also expressed an interest in potentially migrating some of the company's desktops onto Linux eventually.

ZDNet UK caught up with Leake, at Novell's BrainShare user conference in Barcelona, to find out how the double-edged gamble of migrating to Linux and outsourcing key systems is working out.

Full Interview.

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