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"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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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 multiprocessing.

Come interact with Mr. Curtis during the evening on the development of LINUX and IBM's commitment to LINUX.


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 ( 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.