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Kansas City Business Journal: Atipa focuses on software, sells hardware business

Apr 03, 2001, 06:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Roth)

"Atipa Linux Solutions, a Kansas City technology company that raised $35 million in venture capital a year ago, has sold its computer hardware business to Lawrence-based Microtech Computers Inc...."

"Atipa, which began building a presence in the end-to-end Linux hardware market in 1999, has laid off 40 of its 50 Kansas City employees in recent months, including most of its technical staff. Linux is a free Unix-type operating system that may be used for a wide variety of purposes, including networking, software development and as an end-user platform. Linux is often considered an excellent, low-cost alternative to other operating systems."

" Darrek Porter, Atipa's director of corporate communications, said the layoffs were part of a move to shift Atipa's focus from computer hardware to software. In September, Atipa bought OpenNMS, a Raleigh, N.C., company that is developing network and system-management software scheduled for commercial release in June."

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