Hilal Computers hosts Red Hat seminar
Manama, November 3, 2010
Top IT professionals from large enterprises in Bahrain gathered on Wednesday at an exclusive high-level seminar hosted by Hilal Computers, to hear the latest updates of Red Hat Enterprise Linux open source software.
A leading computer hardware and software system integrator and solutions provider, Hilal Computers became a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner in 2009.
It is the only Red Hat-certified partner in Bahrain with the requisite technical and business capabilities to deploy Red Hat open source solutions and support on a local basis.
The seminar held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Manama provided the hand-picked audience from leading organisations and Ministry departments with an exclusive update on the myriad advantages and capabilities of Linux open source software from Red Hat, the world’s leading open source solutions provider.
Linux open source software is a computer program whose source code is made available for use or modification to meet the needs of users or developers.
Properly deployed, it can deliver major performance benefits to IT systems in large enterprises, while also enabling operating costs to be cut.
Guest speakers from Red Hat in Dubai and Europe delivered keynote presentations on topics including the operational and cost benefits of Red Hat Linux; and Red Hat Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware solutions.
Geoffrey Milne, general manager, Hilal Group said: 'As a Red Hat advanced business partner, Hilal Computers has a remit to promote the wider use of open source software.'
'The seminar seeks to inform experts managing IT systems in large enterprises of the inherent benefits of Red Hat open source technology, renowned for delivering outstanding systems performance at lower cost.'
Anuj Kumar, senior director and general manager, Red Hat Middle East & Africa said the 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux' offers unprecedented levels of operational flexibility supported by world-class performance, security, stability and value.
'Through our Advanced Business Partner scheme, the benefits of the world’s leading open source application platform is effectively communicated to end-users in Bahrain,' said Kumar.
Seminars held at local level are an excellent channel through which Red Hat can suitably equip and support local market objectives and raise awareness of Red Hat open source solutions,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service