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Nigerian Bank Chooses Red Hat and JBoss SOA Solutions for Mission-Critical
Banking Applications

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| Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions,
| today announced that Bank PHB, one of Nigeria's top ten banks, has migrated
| its core mission-critical banking applications to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
| and the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform. Bank PHB migrated to Red Hat's open
| source solutions to achieve the next step in scalability, performance and the
| ability to handle heavy workloads and achieve cost reduction more effectively
| than with other proprietary software platforms.
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http://www.albawaba.com/en/countries/UAE/237184

Partners channel improved:

Red Hat unveils Premier level

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| Open source vendor Red Hat has unveiled a new top-level tier for its EMEA
| infrastructure partners.
|
| The Premier Business Partner level will sit above the current Advanced and
| Ready tiers and will offer resellers a range of extra marketing, pre-sales
| and account management incentives.
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http://www.computing.co.uk/crn/news/...-premier-level


Recent:

Arab National Bank Selects Symark International’s PowerSeries Solutions to
Manage Privileged Access and Meet Compliance Requirements

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| Symark’s PowerPassword solves these issues by providing UNIX/Linux user
| account management in addition to login and password security policies for
| resources stored and local accounts on UNIX and Linux servers.
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http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...20&newsLang=en
http://tinyurl.com/5k5h34


Lack of IT knowledge begets 'lock-in'

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| We're more around the low-40 percentage mark right now. It's a goal--I think
| we'll get there. Asia contributes 17 percent of our revenues. We feel good
| about that, and it continues to grow nicely.
|
| In Asia, there is a real public policy benefit to using open source. A lot of
| software intellectual property (IP) resides in the United States, so paying
| for IP from outside the U.S. means dollars flowing out of other countries.
| Because open source is fundamentally cheaper, there is less dollar flow.
|
| And there is also knowledge transfer when countries embrace open source.
| That's why governments in the region are getting excited about open source.
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http://www.zdnetasia.com/insight/sof...2047534,00.htm


Open source will gain during recession

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| Red Hat's second quarter 2008 financial results released in August reported a
| 29 per cent increase in revenue over the same quarter last year.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ce-gain-during


Red Hat: Financial crunch will spur business for open source

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| Will open source software gain more business due to the current economic
| crunch? While in Australia this month, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst appeared to
| say so. Yet open source isn't necessarily less costly at all than proprietary
| alternatives, some analysts suggest.
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http://www.betanews.com/article/Red_...rce/1224547763


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/


Red Hat CEO: From the economic rubble, open source will emerge stronger

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| In August Red Hat posted second quarter revenue 29 percent higher than the
| same quarter a year ago, while its subscription revenue also enjoyed
| double-digit growth to beat analysts’ estimates. Whitehurst said that while
| predictions of a recession will likely mean fewer new projects, the economic
| benefits of going open source are already encouraging proprietary customers
| to switch.
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http://www.computerworld.com.au/inde...pid;1968336438


Q&A: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

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| In this candid interview with ZDNet.com.au, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst
| discusses why he thinks rival VMWare will fail, how the financial crisis will
| be good for open source, and why cloud computing will be the future.
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http://www.zdnet.com.au/insight/soft...9292691,00.htm


Bank of America to support Firefox, finally

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/29586


Bank of America may finally embrace Firefox

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| "As the usage of Firefox browsers has increased with our customer base, we
| will be initiating a full support model for Firefox version 2.x in the very
| near future," spokeswoman Tara Burke told Networkworld.com.
|
| Think "the very near future" will prove to be very soon? Don't bank on it.
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-99...=2547-1_3-0-20


Suncorp envisages Linux, ODF for 20,000 desktops

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| 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".
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http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/softwar...tm?omnRef=1337


Related:

FNB switches 12 000 desktops to Linux

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| With 12 000 desktops switching to Linux this is very likely the
| most significant Linux and open source implementation in South
| Africa to date.
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http://www.tectonic.co.za/view.php?id=1562


Oracle easy meat for Red Hat Australia

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| He said Red Hat was currently working with a "large bank", whom he kept
| anonymous, to introduce Linux into its IT environment.
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http://www.australianit.news.com.au/...013040,00.html


Open Source Slowly Gains Momentum on Wall Street

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| Customers may be comfortable using Linux for infrastructure-type
| systems but less so for business software, said Monica Kumar,
| senior director of product manager for Linux and open-source
| software at Oracle.
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http://www.adtmag.com/article.aspx?id=20569
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