dbusiness.com: Atipa Corp. sees future in Linux

[ Thanks to Dave
for this link. ]

“Atipa Corp. has seen the future, and it’s running on a Linux
operating system. That’s the vision of Atipa founder Jason Talley,
who this year turned over control of his 6 year-old company to new
chief executive officer Jeffrey Keenan, a former Wall Street banker
and entrepreneur.”

“Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., the company has offices in
California, Colorado, Texas, New York and New Jersey. Atipa
designs, makes and sells hardware and software for the open-source
Linux operating system – which many observers say is a system ready
to go head-to-head with giants like Microsoft Windows. The company
also does Linux consulting and service work.”

“Until recently, most of Atipa’s customers have been
behemoths like Exxon Mobil Corp.
(NYSE: XON), which need
“supercomputers” and are drawn to the Linux system’s adaptability.
But following a move by competitor VA Linux
(Nasdaq: LNUX),
which went public this year, Atipa has been doing more work for
smaller customers.
… Atipa – which is a South American
Indian word for “victory” – was founded in 1994 and first based in
Phoenix, Ariz., then in Joplin, Mo. The firm moved to Kansas City
about two years ago.”


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