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Suncorp envisages Linux, ODF for 20,000 desktops

Suncorp's CIO, Jeff Smith, says he would like the banking and insurance giant to use open source software for its 20,000 desktops, which currently run Windows XP. Open source software is set to play an increasingly important role at Australia's sixth largest bank, according to Smith, who said that Suncorp will look to use open source "wherever we can".

"Our real vision is that we're going to use open source wherever we can, unless there's some capability that warrants the premium to buy software," Smith told

"I think in a lot of cases, the open source technologies are simpler, better and you end up getting better support from the community than you do with a lot of commercial products," he said.

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