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Intelestream Reveals Rise in Open Source Caused by Economy Slump

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| Intelestream, a business process automation consulting firm, has revealed
| that it is seeing more and more clients tap into open source for lower IT
| budgets and more personalized solutions.
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http://opensourcepbx.tmcnet.com/topi...nomy-slump.htm
http://tinyurl.com/675ocv

Economic Woes Result in More Companies Turning to Open Source Alternatives

http://www.prweb.com/releases/open/s...web1496934.htm


Recent:

Red Hat Exchange Doubles Quarterly Bookings, Boosts Zimbra and MySQL

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| The VAR Guy thought Red Hat Exchange — an online store the software company
| launched last year — would be an overnight hit. It wasn’t. But after some
| tinkering, Red Hat Exchange (RHX) seems to be taking off — and giving
| partners like MySQL and Zimbra a lift as well. In fact, the site’s bookings
| doubled in Red Hat’s most recent quarter, The VAR Guy has learned. Here’s how
| Red Hat got RHX on track.
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http://www.thevarguy.com/2008/10/17/...bra-and-mysql/


Open sauce Alfresco has its best ever quarter

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| ALFRESCO SOFTWARE announced its strongest ever quarterly financial results
| today, reporting that customer interest has increased during the global
| economic downturn as organisations turn to more cost effective and scalable
| open source software products.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...esco-best-ever


Zenoss Announces Record Quarterly Customer Growth amid Struggling Economy

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| Commercial open source IT management firm grows 85 percent quarter over
| quarter
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http://www.linuxpr.com/releases/10910.html


Compiere Closes Third Quarter with Continued Global Expansion and 195 Percent
Growth

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| Compiere, Inc., the global leader in open source business solutions, this
| week closed a strong third quarter during which the company reports a 195
| percent revenue growth for Q3 2008 compared to Q3 2007, as well as a 59
| percent growth in subscribers. In addition, the company continued its global
| expansion by adding partners in North America, Europe, Middle East and
| Africa, and Asia Pacific regions.
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http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...5%7D&dist=hppr


Red Hat: Crisis to boost open source

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| The global economic crisis would provide a boost for open source software,
| Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst claimed during a visit to Sydney this
| week.
|
| Whitehurst, who stopped over down under as part of a tour of the Asia-Pacific
| region, said in an interview with ZDNet Asia's sister site ZDNet Australia
| that the crisis would cause companies to consolidate their technology
| infrastructure and reduce spending.
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http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/softwa...2047208,00.htm


No Recession at Red Hat

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| It is flattering to be mentioned, Mr. Whitehurst said, but he noted that
| corporate customers and the industry benefit from what he called Red
| Hat’s “Switzerland status” — not being a province of one of the major powers
| in the technology industry.
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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/0...on-at-red-hat/


Microsoft sees slide in profits

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7366106.stm
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