'At SUSECon in Nashville, Tennessee, European Linux power SUSE CEO
Nils Brauckmann said his company would soon be the largest independent
Linux company. "That's because, of course, IBM is acquiring Red Hat,"
reports ZDNet. "But, simultaneously, SUSE has continued to grow for
seven-straight years." From the report:
Brauckmann said, "We believe that makes our status as a truly
independent open source company more important than ever. Our
genuinely open-source solutions, flexible business practices, lack of
enforced vendor lock-in, and exceptional service are more critical to
customer and partner organizations, and our independence coincides
with our single-minded focus on delivering what is best for them."
Practically speaking, SUSE has been growing by focusing on delivering
high-quality Linux and open-source programs and services to enterprise
customers. Looking ahead Brauckmann said, "SUSE is better positioned
to bring more innovation to customers and partners faster through both
organic growth and acquisitions, keeping us on track to provide them
with the open solutions that keep them ahead with their own customers
in their own markets. We continue to adapt so our customers and
partners can succeed."
Last year SUSE's revenue grew by 15 percent in fiscal year 2018, and
the business is about to surpass the $400 million revenue mark for the
first time. SUSE, which sees not quite half of its business in Europe,
is also seeing revenue growth around the world. North America, for
example, now accounts for almost 40 percent of SUSE's revenues. The
company is also expanding. SUSE added more than 300 employees in the
last 12 months. For the most part this has been in engineering
followed by sales and services. SUSE staff is now approaching 1,750
globally and its plans on continuing to hire aggressively. '
-- source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/04/01/222245
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