The Cheap Revolution

Lyons, Daniel
September 2006
Forbes Asia;9/18/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 15, p114
The article focuses on computer software companies that support the Cheap Revolution or the wholesale shift by corporate customers and technology makers to cheap chips and open-source software. William Coleman, cofounder of BEA Systems, has created a new company called Cassatt. Cassatt develops the Collage software used by the U.S. Joint Forces Command, the U.S. Defense Contracts Management Agency and Pfizer. Every big software maker, including Microsoft, BEA, IBM, Oracle, SAP, SAS Institute, Veritas and VMware, now faces rivals pushing open-source or Web-based alternatives. INSET: Linux at Your Fingertips.


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