Security fears push users to open source

Monday, 8 December 2003, 3:08 PM EST

Security concerns are prompting chief information officers (CIOs) to consider moving from Microsoft to open source on the desktop, according to a report from investment house Merrill Lynch.

A survey of 100 CIOs, (75 in the US and 25 in Europe) found that 58 per cent were looking at open source because of its better record on security.

US CIOs were more likely to be considering Linux on the desktop than their European counterparts, and the report warned that security issues could undermine Microsoft's new licensing programme.

"Microsoft's security problems raise serious questions about the continued adoption of its Software Assurance programme and could open the door for its open source foes," the report said.

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