For Immediate Release
Date: November 19, 2019
Contact: CJ Fearnley, (610) 734-1900
LinuxForce Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
Philadelphia, PA 19 November 2019 LinuxForce, Inc. today
announced that it is celebrating its 20th year in business.
LinuxForce incorporated effective 15 October 1999.
LinuxForce President and CEO, CJ Fearnley, said "We started LinuxForce
in the heyday of the ISP (Internet Service Provider) era. Major
companies had just started backing Linux. It was fortuitous timing as Corel
Corporation took an ownership stake in LinuxForce shortly after
Fearnley continued, "It has been reported that the average lifespan of
an S&P 500 company is less than 20 years. Our survival has required
navigating both the early 2000s recession and the great recession."
Fearnley added, "The biggest change to our business model
was the loss of the ISP business as non-stop change, industry
consolidation, and telecom monopolies destroyed our once triving
ISP support and service business. However, since writing my
first article on Web Authoring in 1997, we have been able to
support web design, development, and hosting through the years. Hosting continues to
be important for our business."
LinuxForce maintains a world-class hosting environment and a
cloud infrastructure built on clustering
technology at TierPoint's Philadelphia Navy Yard facility. For
more information about the facility, see last
year's news about our hosting infrastructure improvements.
Fearnley concluded, "Perhaps the mainstay of our business
has always been the close association we formed with the Philadelphia area Linux User Group
(PLUG). I was a founding member of the group in 1995 and I continue to emcee the
first Wednesday of the month Q&A session at PLUG Central. Whenever
we have needed talent, PLUG was able to provide what no recruitment
or sourcing company can: a collaborative community ready to tackle
Some of the more prominent customers that we've serviced over the years
include The Franklin Institute Science Museum, The University of the Arts,
the Charter High School for Architecture and Design of Philadelphia, the Philly Shipyard, and GlaxoSmithKline.
About LinuxForce Inc.
a broad range of IT consulting services, cloud and down-to-Earth
physical IT infrastructure services, and 24x7 network monitoring,
systems administration, and support. We have more than two decades
of experience in the development, implementation, management and
support of Linux-based systems. LinuxForce offers organizations of all
kinds the ability to leverage low cost, yet advanced, open-source IT
solutions for a wide range of business needs. For more information
on LinuxForce, Remote Responder℠, or help with IT projects,
e-mail sales@LinuxForce.net, or call (610) 734-1900. Join
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LinuxForce on the Web at https://www.LinuxForce.net.
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