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AME Info: Zahid Tractor and Heavy Machinery Company Adopts Linux...

Jul 09, 2003, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anne-Birte Stensgaard)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Rolling out Linux across its systems spanning the Kingdom with the help of Saudi Business Machines (SBM), the general marketing and services representative of IBM WTC in Saudi Arabia, Zahid Tractors is leading a wave of change that is allowing organisations to implement the most powerful and secure computer systems--without having to pay exorbitant licensing fees. By replacing its Microsoft Windows servers with LINUX, Zahid Tractors has reduced its technology costs by as much as 25%, and demonstrated the value, flexibility and security of open-source software.

The new IBM x-Series servers running Linux handle Web services, file and print services, messaging and business applications for Zahid Tractors, which is the Kingdom's largest dealer in heavy machinery and vehicles, acting as agent for such famous brands as Caterpillar, Ingersoll-Rand, Demag, Lorain, Peerless, Ameise, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Cars, Daewoo Motors, Renault Cars and AMG's Hummer.

"'Maintaining a reliable and high-performance technology infrastructure is of paramount importance for Zahid Tractors, as we have to provide critical business systems and maintain the flow of vital financial and inventory information between our network of 30 branches around Saudi Arabia, catering to a number of different customer groups,' said Nasser Bayram, IT Manager of Zahid Tractors..."

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