Mandriva announces plans for Mexico
Posted on: 12/20/2006 02:50 PM

A press release from Mandriva:

Paris, Mexico, December 20 2006 - Mexican local office begins operations in order to offer Mandriva Linux solutions to organizations and people all over the country.

It is a fact: Mexico is joining the world's enthusiasm for open source technologies. Linux plays a key role in over 16,000 small and medium businesses in this country, and well-known Mexican corporate groups, such as Comision Federal de Electricidad (the largest supplier of electrical power), employ open source.

Recent studies show that about 34% of servers in Mexico will be Linux-based in 2009 and annual usage growth is estimated to be over 10% for upcoming years.

Surrounded by this vibrant technological environment, Mandriva, the global Linux distributor, and its local partner Datacomms-Genesys reached an agreement to establish a subsidiary company (Mandriva Mexico) which brings open source products and services closer to the Mexican market.

To achieve this goal, Mandriva Mexico outlined a strategy based on three key actions:

- The development of a nationwide support network
- Offering training events for organizations, people and associates
- Making Mandriva products available through Mexican OEMs and VARs

This approach will provide IT assets to companies, government entities and individuals who may benefit from Mandriva Linux-based tools, the availability of skilled local support and high quality training.

This announcement comes right after the release of Mandriva Linux 2007 and Corporate Server 4.0 as a reinforcement of Mandriva and Datacomms-Genesys commitment to the Mexican open source community.

About Datacomms-Genesys
Datacomms-Genesys, a Mexican company, has been Mandriva partner since 2003. Its base of customers extends from small business to medium and corporate accounts to whom offers a broad range of IT products and services. Its staff has played an active role as enthusiastic supporter of open-source technology from its beginnings and has been engaged with unix-like operating systems for over 20 years. More information at: www.datacomms.com.mx / www.genesys.com.mx

About Mandriva
Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems. The company offers its enterprise, government, and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and open source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels and also from Mandriva Store, the company's online store. Born in 1998, the company has offices in the United States, France and Brazil. More information at: www.mandriva.com



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