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IBM Make Linux For Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan
InformationWeek / Paul McDougall

Put another way, IBM thinks Kazakhstan and other emerging markets are better off devoting scarce resources to building out businesses and infrastructure rather than paying a tax to Redmond on every piece of computing hardware they own. Big Blue hopes it will benefit from the growth in the long run by selling more advanced software and services into these markets once their economies mature.

IBM’s Kazakhstan center, in the capital city of Astana, will offer Linux support to regional ISVs and business partners and help local governments prototype services based on open source foundations. It will also focus on developing e-learning and other professional training systems for tech workers in the area.


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