From: Brian Ziel <bri...@sco.COM>
Subject: SCO ANNOUNCES NEW LINUX PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OFFERINGS
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Organization: The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
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SCO ANNOUNCES NEW LINUX PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OFFERINGS
New Services Will Help Enterprise Customers Evaluate and Manage the Cost,
Benefits, and Risk of Adding Linux Systems to Existing Networks
SCO FORUM1999, SANTA CRUZ, CA (August 16, 1999) -- The Professional Services
division of SCO (NASDAQ: SCOC) today announced a new series of Linux
related offerings to help enterprise customers evaluate and manage the
cost, benefits and risk of Open Source technologies. These new services are
part of SCO's ongoing strategy to fully support the increasingly popular
network computing model, which favors heterogeneous client devices and
application environments from multiple vendors.
"Enterprise networks today are a mix of different systems and technologies
from different vendors," said David Taylor, vice president of Professional
Services at SCO. "Enterprise customers want to choose the best technology
for the task, but they also want to minimize the risk of introducing new
technologies to their current business-critical environments. That's why
they've asked SCO to help. We have over twenty years of experience with
UNIX, Intel, and Open Source technologies. In fact, we believe that SCO has
the largest staff of Open Source experts of any commercial software vendor."
As a founding sponsor of Linux International, SCO is a strong proponent of
the Open Source movement, citing it as a driving force for innovation. Over
the years, SCO has contributed source code to the movement, and currently
offers a free Open License Software Supplement CD that includes many Open
Source technologies. SCO UnixWare 7 operating system, the fastest growing
UNIX server operating system for the past two years, supports Linux
applications as part of its development platform.
In expanding its Professional Services offerings to include support for
evaluation and deployment of Open Source technologies, such as Linux
systems, in existing enterprise networks, SCO is offering the following
* Linux Audits to help customers plan and cost their deployment
* Open Source deployment implementation
* Configuration Management and Maintenance
* Telephone Consulting and Technical Support
* Custom Engineering
SCO - the Number 1 Provider of UNIX Systems for Intel Based Computers
"The labor-based technology model of Open Source products creates a
significant need for services and people to assist any company electing to
deploy Linux systems," said Taylor. "The open source nature of Linux, its
UNIX heritage, and a significant pool of in-house technical staff who are
skilled in Linux systems give SCO Professional Services a unique capability
for helping these enterprise customers. As the world's leading provider of
UNIX server operating systems for Intel based computers, as well as SCO
Web-enabling Tarantella software, SCO has unique experience in supporting
network computing environments based on a mix of heterogeneous systems. We
can provide outstanding assistance in Open Source applications and
infrastructure alongside the world's leading 'UNIX on Intel' server
platform, UnixWare 7."
About SCO Professional Services
This committed group of UNIX System and Tarantella experts provides
businesses with specialized assistance and consultation. SCO Professional
Services includes three key functions - SCO Consulting Services, SCO
Telephone Consulting and SCO Custom Engineering.
SCO Consulting Services
SCO Consulting Services provide businesses with customized assistance to
help them implement IT strategies. The SCO Consultant works on site to help
an organization leverage SCO products to their fullest potential.
SCO Telephone Consulting
SCO's on-going telephone consulting service for business-critical
situations is designed to ensure the success of major IT projects.
SCO Custom Engineering Services
The SCO Custom Engineering Services are for organizations that want to take
maximum advantage of SCO's expertise in technical design and development.
The SCO Custom Engineering group is fully prepared to design, develop,
deploy, and support custom solutions that may otherwise over-extend an
About Open Source
Open Source software has source code distributed along with the executable
program, and includes a license allowing anyone to modify and redistribute
the software. Open Source products include Perl, Apache, Linux, and sendmail.
SCO is the world's number one provider of UNIX operating systems, and the
leading provider of network computing software that enables clients of all
kinds -- including PCs, graphical terminals, and NCs -- to have Webtop access
to business-critical applications running on servers of all kinds. SCO
designed Tarantella software, the world's first application broker for
network computing. SCO sells and supports its products through a worldwide
network of distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and OEMs. For more
information, see SCO's website at www.sco.com.
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