January 8, 2001

LinuxIT acquires 01linux Solutions

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes: LinuxIT has announced that it
has signed an agreement to acquire the business interests of 01Linux Solutions
Ltd, a UK-based Linux support and consulting company.

The acquisition strengthens LinuxIT's position as one of the leading Vendor-neutral
solution providers in Europe.

01Linux has marketed itself extensively as a solutions and services provider
and has acquired a reputation for quality offerings based around excellent technical
expertise.

Peter Dawes, Managing Director of LinuxIT commented, "This move comes on the
back of another year of excellent organic growth by LinuxIT and is in accordance
with LinuxIT's strategy of developing a complete offering to individuals and
institutions looking for Open Source solutions."

"The integration of 01Linux into LinuxIT will further add to our Support and
Professional Services offerings. We are now offering Total Linux support for
all types of customers ranging from one server through to corporates with hundreds
of mission critical systems. Combined with our bespoke development, porting
of applications to Linux and our educational offerings, this means that LinuxIT
is in a unique position to service the growing demand for Linux and Open Source
know-how."

Chris Alberry, Managing Director of 01Linux adds, "I am delighted at the new
venture with LinuxIT. I am sure that our customers at 01linux will benefit greatly
from the merger of our business interests and will be reassured that they will
now be supported by one of the largest Linux solutions providers."

Customers with existing support contracts with 01Linux have been advised, and
will now be supported by LinuxIT Professional Services.

About LinuxIT

LinuxIT is one of Europe's leading vendor-neutral solutions provider focused
exclusively on Linux and Open Source technologies. LinuxIT delivers solutions
which incorporate turnkey systems (pre-configured hardware), training, consultancy,
software and enterprise-level support and expertise. Founded in 1998, LinuxIT
has its headquarters in Bristol, United Kingdom, phone +44 (0)117 905 8718.

For more information on LinuxIT visit http://www.linuxit.com.

About 01Linux

01Linux Solutions offers customers complete end-to-end systems and support.
01Linux has marketed itself extensively as a solutions and services provider
and has a reputation for quality offerings based on excellent technical expertise.
01linux also offers a comprehensive range of support services, from registration
of a single incident to 24x7 coverage.

For more information on 01Linux visit http://www.01linux.co.uk

About Linux

The last five years has seen a rapid expansion in the use of Linux by business
and institutions. Attracted by a winning combination of high reliability, high
power and low cost, thousands of forward-thinking enterprises have left behind
the license-laden world of proprietary software for the freedom of open source.
Linux is the fastest growing Server operating environment.

The Netcraft Web Server survey (http://www.netcraft.com/survey) based on over
25,000,000 sites reports that over 60% of all web servers world-wide are running
Apache on Linux. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other names and
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Peter Dawes, Managing Director, LinuxIT
peterd@linuxit.com
Phone - +44 (0)117 905 8718
Fax - +44 (0)117 905 8818

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