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Red Hat Names Dr Malcolm Herbert Director, Academic Business Development

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Red Hat, a leader in developing, deploying and managing open source Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced the appointment of Dr Malcolm Herbert as Director, Academic Business Development. Dr Herbert has over 10 years' experience in Information Communications Technology (ICT) and joins Red Hat from Becta (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency), the main UK Government agency in this area.


"Malcolm brings to Red Hat a strong understanding of the education sector and his appointment strengthens our commitment to academia," said Colin Tenwick, VP and general manager, Red Hat Europe. "Linux and open source solutions are extensively used to run core Internet services in other sectors and these technologies have a significant role in developing educational IT resources. Red Hat, as the top provider of open source solutions, will have a key part to play in the takeup of Open Source and it is great to have someone with Malcolm's experience focusing on this sector."


Prior to Red Hat, Malcolm held a number of positions in the education sector. Most recently, he worked as Head of Technology Research and Development at Becta. He has over 10 years experience in Information Communications Technology (ICT), had previously worked in the higher education sector, for the University of Wales, UK. He has been using Linux and Open Source applications for development, teaching and building IT solutions since 1994.


"As schools, community learning centres and other educational institutions acquire
better connecitivity with arrival of affordable broadband access, they are
realising that they also have to develop Internet-based services locally, such as
mail, cache and web servers," explains Malcolm. "Open source provides the most effective and sustainable solutions, as Universities have already realised. Part of my role will be to make Linux solutions more accessible to the rest of the community and I'm looking forward to being a member of the Red Hat team in Europe."


Using Open Source solutions enables institutions to run IT services with a lower
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) because of the flexibility it allows, in terms of
management, integration with existing equipment and choice of hardware and software
vendor.


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About Red Hat, Inc.


Red Hat (Nasdaq:RHAT) offers users one single, trusted point of contact and a common plaform for developing, deploying and managing open source across Internet infrastructure and devices that connect to the Internet, ranging from small embedded devices to high availability clusters and integrated Web server/ecommerce OSes. The Red Hat Network, Red Hat's unique management technology, helps companies worldwide easily manage it all by delivering open source products, service, support and information on-line in real-time.


In addition to the award-winning Red Hat Linux server operating system, Red Hat offers Stronghold Secure Web Server and Credit Card Verification Software for secure e-commerce and is the principal provider of GNU-based developer tools and support solutions for a wide variety of embedded processors. Red Hat also provides run-time solutions such as Linux, eCos, Red Hat Embedded, the award-winning RedBoot, custom engineering services, support and training to organisations in all embedded and Linux markets.


Red Hat is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C. and has offices
worldwide. For investor inquiries, contact Gabriel Szulik at Red Hat, +1 919-547-0012.


Red Hat Europe was established in July 1999 with its European
headquarters based in Surrey, United Kingdom and offices throughout
Europe. Red Hat Linux is sold and supported through a number of major
distribution and industry partners throughout Europe and from
http://www.europe.redhat.com/shop


Red Hat Linux was named InfoWorld's Product of the Year for four years
in a row, was given a productivity accolade in Software
Development's Jolt Awards, was named an environment/desktop finalist in
the Ziff-Davis European Excellence Awards, won the editor's
choice awards from the Linux Journal and Australian Personal Computing
magazines, and won the `Just Plain Cool' award from Australian
Personal Computing magazine. At March's LinuxWorld Expo, more than 8,000
members of the Linux community voted Red Hat a
`LinuxWorld Favourite'. Red Hat Linux recently won a Product Excellence
award from Software Development Magazine.

 


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