"How many Linux integrators do you know that have been around
for more than a couple of years?
"IDEAL Technology Corporation just celebrated it's fifth
anniversary and topped $1.0 million in sales for 2003, according to
Jordan Jacobs, a principal of the company. That, from a 12-person
team that does pure Linux consulting and no reselling.
"Indeed, one of the reasons for IDEAL's success has been that
they are not tied to any one version of software or vendor. Keep in
mind that they deploy only Open Source and Linux based solutions,
focusing on a strictly consulting business model. "From the
beginning, we've always refrained from being resellers," said
Jacobs. He said that they've always wanted to remain unbiased and
be able recommend the best solutions for their military, scientific
and business clients..."