The conference which was held under the theme “An Opportunity to re-invent IT with open source during the current economical challenges” addressed how open source solutions are an option that IT decision makers should consider as part of their IT strategy.
"The growth of open source adoption worldwide in the middle of the financial crisis has driven us to create a greater buzz for it in the local market. Also, it is also key that people in the region are able to benefit from the latest global developments in the IT domain,” said Talal Al Awadhi, Business Director, KuwaitNET.
Ramkumar B, General Manager, Value Business, Redington Gulf, said open source solutions relieves economic pressure, handles increasing demand for IT and reaches every corner of the infrastructure.“In line with this, our participation in this initiative underlines our commitment towards pushing for rapid innovation in the region’s IT infrastructure by helping IT professionals explore source software that address the needs of their enterprise,” he said.
Anuj Kumar Sr. Director Red Hat Middle East and Africa, said Red Hat is pleased to be such an event where the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce is driving the country and its government and enterprise companies to open up to what other countries in the world are benefiting from – collaboration. “Open Source is about fostering communities and offering enterprise level support for mission critical environments and such a setting was an ideal platform,” Kumar said. “Red Hat discussed how it’s helping build the next generation of cloud computing and virtualisation for service providers as well as building business intelligence using Jboss SOA solutions,” said
In the face of present challenges as far as freedom of choice, performance, security, innovation, consolidation and reliability are concerned, open source solutions work to lower costs across the board.
Redington Value, the value-added distribution division of Redington Gulf, along with Kuwait partner, KuwaitNet, recently hosted a conference aimed at promoting open source solutions to boost performance, reliability, security and cost- effectiveness among regional businesses.