Red Hat to Keynote at LinuxWorld Event With Morgan Stanley


United States, January 21, 2003

Michael Tiemann of Red Hat will be joined by Jeffrey Birnbaum of Morgan Stanley to discuss the importance of architecture in the enterprise

During the presentation, Birnbaum will explain how the architecture Morgan Stanley engineered in 1995 enabled the Unix-to-Linux migration they undertook in 2001. Michael Tiemann will discuss how Linux fit within, and ultimately validated, that architecture.

"In the financial services industry today, information technology means money," said Michael Tiemann, CTO of Red Hat. "Better information systems lead to more competitive offerings, which ultimately lead to better financial performance for both clients and the firm. While many TCO studies give textbook-style reasons why enterprises should expect 6x to 16x improvements by migrating from proprietary Unix systems to Linux running on commodity hardware, few have realized these results so rapidly, completely, and with as little risk as Morgan Stanley."

"A growing number of banks and financial firms are adopting Linux primarily in the areas of application integrations and server consolidation. The cost savings between Sun Solaris/SPARC and Linux/x86 can be significant, and a number of banks are following this trend," said Stacey Quandt, Industry Analyst, Giga Information Group. "The ability to reduce software licensing fees is another driver of Linux migrations."

Red Hat will showcase enterprise Linux solutions with key partners and customers during the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. For more information on Red Hat events and exhibits, please visit or visit booth 838.

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