Computerworld: Linux Moving Into the Household Moving Business
Apr 11, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The software development division of household moving company
All-American Moving Group LLC is building a SuSE Linux-based moving
and storage application that it will sell later this year to bring
open-source choices to the industry.
"Assimilation Technologies, the Norfolk, Va.-based software
division of All-American, is creating the application and other
Linux-based software for internal use and to market to moving
companies in response to changes in the IT marketplace, said Dave
Pekol, a general partner at Assimilation.
"All-American, which is the largest moving agent under the
Mayflower Transit LLC banner, settled on Linux last year as it
sought cheaper alternatives to rising licensing costs for Microsoft
Corp.'s Windows 2000 server operating system, Pekol said. The
company was also worried about security issues with Windows NT and
2000. 'Windows NT servers are constantly being hacked, so we were
very concerned about customer data,' Pekol said..."