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Is This The Year Of Linux?
It's nice to hear that big companies are optimistic about IT again (Hilton CIO Ready For Upturn Feb. 2.).

I wonder if many companies are ready to replace their Windows servers with Linux servers. We're starting to hear more talk, but I'm not sure if people will take the plunge this year. It was interesting to read that Hilton is looking to replace much of its Windows systems with Linux.
Mike Sheffey
CEO, Versora, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Importance Of Influence
I enjoyed Live Your Dream: This Year, Become CIO (Jan. 26). Aspiring CIOs should also have the ability to influence-influence their peers in the line-of-business and staff functions, influence superiors, and even influence their own staffs.

If aspiring CIOs can build the three skills mentioned and also hone their influence skills, they'll be poised for success in a CIO role.
Kelly Brown
Regional IT Manager, Hewlett-Packard, Corvallis, Ore.

IT's Hold On Health Care
We're seeing a confluence of factors in terms of economics, politics, and technological advancements driving the need for standards and better, more efficient health care (Nothing Matters More Than Health Care, Jan. 5). These forces will continue to drive providers to place greater value on technological innovation and systems that optimize workflow, enhance clinical decision making, and ultimately improve patient care, resulting in positive financial and clinical outcomes.

The tide is starting to turn. Health-care IT will be a topic for discussion in 2004 as the industry responds to providers' and patients' growing needs. Nothing really does matter more.
Tom Miller
President, IT Division, Siemens Medical Solutions, Malvern, Pa.

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