1st Linux Business Adoption Application Award Calls for Entry

September 4, 2003

To promote the application of information technology (IT) over the Linux platform, the Information Technology Services Department of the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and Hong Kong Linux Industry Association jointly launched the 1st Linux Business Adoption Application Award.

Mr Gordon Lo, Principal Consultant (Enterprise System Management), HKPC, said, "Linux is an open source operating system which offers an easy access to IT adoption for business or community users alike. Through this Award, we hope to raise the awareness of the business and educational sectors on the possibility of Linux, and motivate more individuals and companies to deploy IT application over the Linux platform."

The Linux Business Adoption Application Award consists of four categories, namely, Office Automation and Business Application, Infrastructure Building and Communication Application, Educational Application, and Linux Appliance. In the first two categories, there will be prizes for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and non-SME contestants.

Entries will be judged according to business objectives and benefits, scale and scope of deployment, implementation strategy and process, technology deployment and flexibility, innovation, cost effectiveness, benefits to society and business results.

Companies and organisations with successful deployment experience over the Linux platform are eligible to compete for the Award. The closing date for application is 10 October 2003.

Winners will be honoured at an award presentation ceremony on 4 November 2003, where their success stories will also be showcased. For further details on the Linux Business Adoption Application Award, please contact the HKPC at 2788 5918, or visit: www.digihall21.org/linuxaward2003.

The Linux Business Adoption Application Award is part of the Linux Business Adoption Campaign spanning September to December 2003. Other programmes include the Linux Total Cost of Ownership Analysis, Linux Solution Seminar Series and Linux Application Awardees Seminar Series. The first seminar will be held on 16 September 2003.

The event is co-organised by the Small & Medium Enterprises Office, Trade & Industry Department, HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Chamber of Small and Medium Business, Hong Kong Linux User Group, Hong Kong Linux Player Group, Linux Specialist Group of Hong Kong Computer Society and World Expo (Asia) Limited.

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