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Red Hat Ranked Number One in Vendor Value Study

  • 11 January, 2005 09:33

<p>Raleigh, NC, Jan. 11, 2005 – Red Hat (RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that Ziff Davis' CIO Insight Research Study named Red Hat the overall winner for vendor value and reliability according to IT executives.</p>
<p>“Newcomer Red Hat received our highest-ever score for value – a victory for proponents of Linux and open systems...” (The CIO Insight Research Study: Vendor Value, December 2004)</p>
<p>CIO Insight interviewed 1,050 U.S.-based IT executives on whether their top vendors are delivering the value and reliability they expect. 81.3% of those surveyed rated Red Hat as excellent or good. In addition to that top ranking, Red Hat ranked number one for meeting customers' expectations for increasing revenues as well as for meeting customers' ROI expectations.</p>
<p>“Red Hat is very proud that our customers recognise and appreciate our commitment to providing high-value, reliable solutions,” said Joanne Rohde, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations. “Customers are able to realise cost savings and performance gains through Red Hat's subscription model which provides reliable delivery of the latest open-source technologies backed by world-class expertise and support to ensure systems remain secure, reliable and up-to-date.”</p>
<p>To access the study please visit To learn more about Red Hat please visit or call 866-2-REDHAT.</p>
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's Open Source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more:</p>
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