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Linux Journal: Interview -- Jim Higgins, Caldera Training

Feb 25, 2000, 23:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marjorie Richardson)

"In 1985, Jim Higgins joined the Novell Education department as an instructor/course developer and, except for a three-year period as an independent CNI, continued with Novell until 1998. In April 1999, he accepted an invitation to join the Caldera Systems team to further develop their Education Department. I ``talked'' to him by e-mail on December 23, 1999.

"Marjorie: Training seems to be a popular issue in the Linux world today, and no one can doubt its importance. What motivated Caldera to begin giving Linux training?"

"Jim: We have always focused on ``Linux for Business'' (now eBusiness), and as we used an indirect distribution model, we had channel partners who needed training on how to use Linux and make money with Linux. We started in September 1998 and had Ford, Boeing, MCI and others who ended up becoming direct end users as well as partners. Business has been booming since."

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