Linux in Business
ESET announced three new products for Linux and FreeBSD users. The new Gateway, File and Mail products provide SMB and enterprise users with the highest level of malware protection throughout their Linux infrastructure, without impacting on network performance.
In what seems like a promotional press release for Microsoft, Turbolinux talks about something which is called “Interop Vendor Alliance”. Remember WSPP and MCPP? The release from Turbolinux itself states:
While today's market for IT administrators is tight, the demand for Linux experts continues to increase, according to Brend Marinaccio, HotLinuxJob.com's open source recruiting director. He sees great opportunities for success in the Linux professional market. Emerging technologies, such as Xen virtualization on Linux, are creating what Marinaccio sees as a "talent initiative" within the Linux industry.
MontaVista Software, Inc. announced that it has purchased a Seoul-based company to meet the growing demand from Korean device manufacturers and software developers for MontaVista embedded Linux software and services. The announcement was made at a press conference in Seoul.
CCID Consulting, China's leading research, consulting and IT outsourcing service provider, and the first Chinese consulting firm listed in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Stock Exchange: HK08235), recently released its article on China's Linux market, which grew by 29.2% and has great prospects for its new Linux Desktop.
Matt Asay points us to a fascinating paper (pdf) by Oliver Alexy of Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) Business School, that looks at how the stock market reacts to companies that announce open-source software releases.
2007 is shaping up to be a banner year for open source companies. SourceForge, which hosts almost 160,000 projects, just posted fiscal year 2007 revenues that showed a hefty 35 percent increase over 2006.
In today's economy, most people are focused purely on making money. The reason behind making has been, for the most part, lost on most fronts. When asked what the top goal for their life was, many people claimed it was to get rich. People are encouraged to go to college purely so that they can get a good job that pays them a lot of money, they are told that in order to do anything they want, they need money, they are told to follow the money first, and then form goals based on the amount of money they obtain. This is counter-intuitive to everything one can find when one looks at the major innovations, inventions, and general success throughout history.