1 Open Source in MENA region is clearly growing

Open Source in MENA region is clearly growing



The ICT Association in Jordan (int@j) in corporation with Redhat and Savvytek “Red Hat Premier Business Partner in the Region” and with support from the USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) conducted an Open Source Software Workshop titled “Achieving faster growth and success while reducing spending” on Monday June 15th, 2009 at the Landmark hotel in Amman.

The event focused on introducing Open Source Software Technology to the Jordanian market, discussing factors that drive growth of the Open Source Software community and the benefits and value of the collaborative development model and how Open Source Software can help different sectors minimize the impact of the global financial crisis by adopting a top-notch technology with lower Total Cost of Ownership.

Red Hat highlighted some of the latest trends and solutions in the Open Source Software market and how Open Source covers a large variety of business requirements on different levels in vertical sectors such as Financial, Tourism and Hospitality, Energy, Pharmaceuticals, Transportation, Telecom, and Government.

The event also demonstrated couple of Open Source Software implementation success stories in Jordan, in addition to one-on-one meetings between Red Hat and Jordanian companies from different sectors, in which technology and business opportunities were discussed and highlighted.

Annuj Kumar, Red Hat Middle East General Manager commented “We are certainly seeing an emerging trend over the last years, where interest in Open Source in the Jordanian market and the region is clearly growing”.

Redhat is a global leader in the Open Source Software sector, founded in 1995 in the United States with satellite offices worldwide; Red Hat has become associated to a large extent with its enterprise operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux and with the acquisition of open-source enterprise middleware vendor JBoss. Red Hat provides operating-system platforms along with middleware, applications, and management products, as well as support, training, and consulting services.

Savvytek is a Red Hat Premiers Business Partner, Red Hat Education Partner, Oracle Advantage Partner Worldwide and Oracle Approved Education Centre. Savvytek focuses on providing professional services in a diversity of IT Professional and Consultancy fields to the local, regional, and global markets.

The Information Technology Association of Jordan is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry-support association founded in 2000 with the aim of improving the dynamics of Jordan's ICT market and developing the Kingdom's ICT related activities.

Source: Intaj

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