Users are wooed to Enterprise Linux


Users are wooed to Enterprise Linux

Arif Mohamed

Novell announced several new European, US and global businesses running its Linux and open source range of enterprise software at the Brainshare conference last week.

One of the new users is Girosol, a US-based financial services firm that provides national and international wire money transfer services.

Girosol has implemented the Novell Open Workgroup Suite, a Linux-based suite of server and desktop components, which has management and collaboration tools and Openoffice productivity software.

Omar Cassola, chief executive at Girosol, said, "Our direction is to migrate all of our systems and desktops to SuSE Linux Enterprise, and with Novell's suite, we can do it at our own pace."

Other new users include US manufacturing management firm Hines, the Oregon Department of Human Services, the City of Norrköping in Sweden and the City of Detroit.

Roger Eriksson, IT strategy manager for the City of Norrköping, said, "The Novell software is helping to make our IT environment more efficient while we provide a better service to our citizens. We have moved every application we can to Linux servers from Windows, and the increase in uptime is a boon to IT staff, employees and citizens."

Earlier this month, Novell announced that EBS Building Society in Ireland had deployed Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Server in its mainframe environment to host IBM's Websphere applications.

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server will support more than 1,000 users within EBS, which has branches throughout Ireland.

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