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Red Hat Ranked as #1 Software Vendor for Fifth Time in CIO Insight Study

Trusted open source leader receives the highest rank among software vendors for reliability and value
  • 21 October, 2009 12:51

<p>Raleigh, NC - October 20, 2009 - Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has received the highest rank among software vendors in Ziff Davis' 2009 "CIO Insight Vendor Value" study, which polls IT executives on the value of their vendors' product and service offerings. This is the fifth time the company has received the top rank among software vendors. In addition, Red Hat received the highest rank among software companies on the overall list of IT vendors across software, networking, hardware and security.</p>
<p>"In light of the current economic climate, Red Hat is well-positioned to address our customers' needs with high-quality solutions that deliver performance, reliability and scalability -- all offered at a price that helps the bottom line," said Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO, Red Hat. "As the trusted leading provider of open source solutions we aim to respond to customer demand with our proven value proposition."</p>
<p>Now in its seventh year, the "CIO Insight Vendor Value" study polled more than 650 IT executives on their general perception of the value of vendors' products and services along with their overall satisfaction with the support provided by those vendors. Red Hat received the highest rank across software vendors on reliability and value. In addition, the company also earned the top overall spot across all vendors for meeting expectations for increasing revenues and for its flexibility and responsiveness.</p>
<p>In the category of 'Value', Red Hat also scored in the top seven vendors for meeting expectations for lowering costs, solving the business problem paid to solve and meeting return on investment expectations. Under the 'Reliability' category, the company ranked in the top three for meeting commitments on time and on budget and meeting quality expectations.</p>
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<p>About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for six consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more:</p>
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