Scope and Timing of Deployment: Moderators of Organizational Adoption of the Linux Server Platform

Abstract

Here we present a qualitative study of how organizations do (or do not) adopt a new computer server platform standard; namely, Linux using PC-compatible hardware. While discussions of Linux typically focus on its open source origins, our respondents were interested primarily in low price. Despite this relative advantage in price, incumbent standards enjoyed… (More)
DOI: 10.4018/jitsr.2006070101

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