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“寒冬”下最会过日子的IT公司


金融动荡,现金流为王,金融危机对现金流有问题的公司是场灾难。在IT厂商苦于“无米下炊”的情况下,开源厂商红帽的日子却颇为滋润。目前红帽的财务状况
良好,已还清了所有的债务,并且高达8亿美元现金流,被评价为现金最好的10家IT公司之一。充分证明红帽财务稳健,在成本控制、投资收益方面运作良好。



在金融危机下,现金充沛的好处有很多,企业可以低价并购资金链发生问题的公司,在财务上投资获得良好回报,在稳定的前提下获得高速发展。红帽的逆市扩张之
路颇为顺畅,继08年9月收购桌面虚拟化厂商Qumranet后,近日红帽又投资一家开源BI软件厂商JasperSoft,成功收购了一家公司。此次金
融危机,正是红帽扩张版图,开拓市场的大好时机。



国际知名IT网站《Channel
Insider》日前评出了2009年可能被淘汰或被并购的12家IT公司,其中包括Novell、McAfee、CA和Sun等知名科技企业。
Channel Insider指出,
Novell被并购或出售的可能性最大,尽管与微软合作,但仍不敌红帽等Linux厂商。近日《福布斯》评出了美国25家成长最快的科技公司,
结果Google夺得冠军宝座,红帽位居11,Adobe排名25。经济危机下,知名IT公司也难免日子艰辛。开源软件或将增长两成,但不是所有的开源厂
商都能过上好日子,红帽的实力可见一斑。作为开源厂商的佼佼者,红帽的好日子刚刚开始。



IT企业的过冬之道,在于开源,而非节流。





RedHat发布原文:

1月15号,北卡罗来纳州RALEIGH市,红帽宣布,公司完成了2亿8千5百万美金的回购,这是它2024年到期之可转换优先债劵的0.50%。根据
2004年1月12日的契约期限,在红帽公司和债权人U.S. Bank Trust
N.A之间,红帽公司从它现有的现金中以现金百分之百地支付相当于债劵价格加上增长及到2009年1月15日未付的利息。随着这次回购,在持有人要求下所
做的债劵仅剩下50万美金。这次交易减少了大约1千1百万的美金稀释股份。


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