Reference Checks

By Mel Duvall  |  Posted 2003-02-13 Print this article Print

Dossier: The Linux heavyweight has been easing its way intointo professional services. Does it have the I.T. chops to succeed?

Reference Checks

Cole Vision
Glenn Albrecht
Project Manager
(330) 486-3000
Project: Began migrating over to Red Hat Linux in March 2001. Used Red Hat's professional services for two months to train in-house staff.

Creighton University
Terry Begley
Information Technology Coordinator
(402) 280-2619
Project: The College of Business Administration has two servers running Red Hat Linux, and uses the Red Hat Network service for software updates and security notifications.

Incyte Genomics
Stuart Jackson
Director, Bioinformatics
(650) 855-0555
Project: Palo Alto, Calif.-based research company runs one of the world's largest commercial scientific Linux operations, with about 3,000 boxes on Red Hat Linux.

Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Jeff Forbes
Supervisor, Computer and Electronics
(818) 953-3030
Project: Visual-effects studio has been using Red Hat Linux as an operating system for about four years.

Kenwood USA
Gary Calvin
Manager, Systems Administration
(310) 205-1500
Project: Began using Red Hat Linux in 1997, and added it to company's main line of business beginning in 1998. Subscribes to Red Hat Network.

Scott Clark
Information Technology Director
(402) 963-6810
Project: Customer contact center provider began moving systems to Red Hat Linux in July 2002. Brought in Red Hat's professional services to assist in migration and now uses the services organization on a scheduled basis.

Executives listed here are all customers of Red Hat. Their willingness to talk has been confirmed by Baseline.

Contributing Editor
Mel Duvall is a veteran business and technology journalist, having written for a variety of daily newspapers and magazines for 17 years. Most recently he was the Business Commerce Editor for Interactive Week, and previously served as a senior business writer for The Financial Post.


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