Al Ghurair Group runs Oracle E-Business Suite on Linux
- United Arab Emirates: Sunday, July 27 - 2003 at 11:21
- PRESS RELEASE
Oracle Corporation, the world's largest enterprise software company, today announced that Al Ghurair Group has migrated its Oracle E-Business Suite applications from Windows to Linux in order to achieve higher availability and improved security at a lower cost of ownership.
Al Ghurair Group uses Oracle E-Business Suite improve financial reporting and analysis across its real estate division, which includes BurJuman and Al Reef Shopping Malls, as well as the commercial and residential properties within the AED 1.4 billion BurJuman extension. The Group's manufacturing interests, such as Gulf Extrusions and its plastics and paper packaging plants, utilize the Oracle solutions to lower costs through reduced inventory and to speed time to market for its cardboard, polyfilm and aluminium container products.
Al Ghurair Group has completed the migration of its Oracle E-Business Suite environment from Windows to Linux using its internal information technology team and is already reaping the benefits of the lower cost of ownership and higher availability and security offered by Linux.
"Our decision to migrate from Windows to Linux was driven by the need to achieve higher uptime for our business while improving information security and reducing cost of ownership," said Hatem Al-Sibai, group IT manager, Al Ghurair Group. "Oracle's commitment to Linux made it easier for us to make the right decision to move to Linux. We believe Linux is the way forward and are proud of our information technology team who completed the migration in a record time.
Ayman Abouseif, Oracle Corporation's senior marketing director for Middle East, Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, commented: "Everyone knows Linux costs less, and Oracle makes it more reliable too. Al Ghurair Group has taken a bold step and migrated to Linux. Organizations migrating to Linux should expect to achieve higher uptime, and improved security at lower cost of ownership, enabling them to re-invest in strategic information technology initiatives."
Oracle is the only major enterprise software company to offer first-line, direct technical support for RedHat Linux operating systems. And Oracle continues to support Linux's open architecture by contributing significant open source code to its developer community.
Not only does Oracle recommend its customers run their applications on Linux, but Oracle also runs its own business applications on the Linux platform. Oracle Corporation runs E-Business Suite deployed on a middle tier running Linux and even runs its demonstration environment - where performance is critical - on Linux.
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