While we have made important progress in
>> transforming our business and IT systems we must be even
>> more aggressive in driving this transformation. I am writing
>> to you today because I need your assistance on two key
>> projects that are central to our vision of IBM as an on
>> demand business.
>> First, our chairman has challenged the IT organization, and
>> indeed all of IBM, to move to a Linux based desktop before
>> the end of 2005. This means replacing productivity, web
>> access and viewing tools with open standards based
>> equivalents. The CIO office, in conjunction with Research
>> and SWG, is building the Open Desktop project office to lead
>> this effort. You need to have people participate in this
>> project. You'll want people that can bring together the
>> business and technical perspectives from your organization.
>> These individuals will work with the project office to
>> surface business unit issues and requirements and to
>> communicate information back through your organization.