SRO: Rising Sun Pays Dividends

“Despite being a Johnny-come-lately to the U.S. dance, Pacific
HiTech is hoping its overseas success can be parlayed into
partnerships and customer wins at home.”

“Underscoring its prominence in Japan, Pacific HiTech recently
inked a deal with Compaq Japan and Oracle Corp. to bundle and sell
mid-range Linux servers with the Oracle 8 database, beginning
sometime in March.

“But setting up shop in the entrenched U.S. market is an
entirely different ball of wax. Red Hat, for instance, signed a
similar deal with Compaq to bundle Linux in the U.S.”