Here’s another reminder that the future success of Linux is closely correlated with the number of applications available for it. This Computerworld article talks about the lack of success Linux has achieved in banks. The LSB and the activities of the FSG are here to fix that.
The lack of plentiful banking applications for Linux systems also hurts the operating system’s prospects, especially since banks tend to buy off-the-shelf software instead of building it themselves, said Brent Biernat, assistant vice president of networking services at COCC, an Avon, Conn.-based provider of IT services to community banks and credit unions.
The application shortage was cited by one bank IT executive as a reason why she remains “very cautious” about Linux despite potential cost savings. Sufficient availability of third-party applications and “robust operational monitoring support remains to be seen,” said the executive, who asked not to be identified.