***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2001
"LINUX: IBM's Strategy and Delivery on that Strategy"
By Mr. Steve Curtis, Marketing Manager, LINUX Solutions Marketing,
IBM Software Group
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Open to the Public. No fee.
The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.
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3) Recent story substantiating retail as a strong segment for
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4) Recent CRN report that states if you are a typical solution
provider you are probably fortifying your product portfolio with
At the Pub, Steve Curtis will discuss IBM's LINUX strategy and the
continued developments around LINUX!
As is well known, for sometime IBM has been very open about its
commitment LINUX as a viable e-business platform. IBM is convinced
that LINUX is suitable for infrastructure tasks and also applications
environments. LINUX may have come through the back door from techies,
but IT managers are now asking 'can we use this for something more?'
With over 2,400 enterprise-class applications now available for
LINUX in IBM Solutions Directory, IBM and its partner are winning
LINUX contracts, including one for Integrated Genomics, a DNA analysis
firm using Domino on LINUX. LINUX customers are benefiting from
its reliability, flexibility, and cost on medium-sized Web servers,
new applications, and server consolidation. And IBM has not stopped
there. IBM is focusing on LINUX scalability through high-end symmetrical
Come interact with Mr. Curtis during the evening on the development
of LINUX and IBM's commitment to LINUX.
ABOUT STEVE CURTIS
Steve Curtis is currently Marketing Manager, LINUX Solutions Marketing
for the IBM Software Group out of San Francisco. He is responsible
for working with strategic software partners helping IBM deliver
business solutions on LINUX worldwide. Prior to this position, he
has held numerous marketing management, strategy, and business development
positions across channels, ISVs, and sales. Mr. Curtis started his
career with IBM in December 1986 as a systems engineer, specializing
in PCs, LANs, communications, and software interoperability. Then,
as an Account Development Manager, he focused on multi-year, complex
customer projects for finance and manufacturing accounts in San
Francisco and the Bay Area. Other prior positions include Sales
Manager for an IBM, Apple Computer, and Novell alliance.
IBM (http://www.ibm.com) strives
to lead in the creation, development, and manufacture of the industry's
most advanced information technologies, including computer systems,
software, networking systems, storage devices, and microelectronics.
IBM's worldwide network of solutions and service professionals translate
these advanced technologies into business value for its customers.