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LinuxForce, Inc. Latest News -- 25 February 2010

For Immediate Release

Date: February 25, 2010
LinuxForce Contact: CJ Fearnley, (610) 734-1900

LinuxForce and IVAR Systems Partner to Help Businesses do more with Technology

Philadelphia, PA — 25 February 2010 — LinuxForce, Inc. of Upper Darby, PA and IVAR Systems, LLC of Media, PA today announced a strategic partnership aimed at helping clients do more with technology at a lower cost. The partnership will provide customers with one source for a broad range of vital IT (Information Technology) services. LinuxForce℠ and IVAR Systems focus on applying advanced open source technology to lower licensing costs and develop more effective computer applications for business functions such as automation, communications and eCommerce.

The new partnership combines LinuxForce's expertise in remote management and support of in-house and hosted computer systems with IVAR Systems' executive IT management capabilities. IVAR's Managing Partner Laird Hariu is particularly recognized for his skills in systems development, network engineering, database application development and systems management in his 35 year IT career.

"The complementary strengths of LinuxForce℠ and IVAR Systems will allow our companies to execute complex IT projects more effectively," said CJ Fearnley of LinuxForce℠. "IVAR Systems is recognized for its expertise with FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) solutions such as PostgreSQL, an open source database; Slony-I, a PostgreSQL redundancy solution; firewalls; the Apache web server,, the office productivity suite, systems programming in Perl, C, and with the GCC compiler toolchain. IVAR's decades of experience managing IT projects will help LinuxForce℠ deliver more intricate FOSS solutions to our customers particularly those involving integration with more traditional software and hardware systems."

Businesses throughout Philadelphia and around the world are using open source IT tools to increase flexibility and control while lowering licensing costs. Experts such as LinuxForce℠ and IVAR Systems are needed more than ever to help businesses leverage the quickly growing power of open source computing solutions.

"Working on a series of projects with LinuxForce℠ over the past six months, I have gained a tremendous appreciation for their diligent, proactive approach to systems administration," said Laird Hariu of IVAR Systems. "I am grateful that LinuxForce℠ recognized IVAR Systems' extensive project management experience and familiarity with more traditional IT environments such as Red Hat, CentOS, and Microsoft-based environments. Our partnership will enable our two organizations to more seamlessly deliver advanced IT solutions to small businesses at an affordable price."

LinuxForce℠ provides expertise to companies on how to integrate FOSS solutions with professional IT management, support and maintenance. The company's blog can be found at

About LinuxForce Inc.
LinuxForce℠ is a leading technology services provider of complete IT solutions, specialized IT projects, and 24x7 network monitoring and support. LinuxForce is expert in the development, implementation, management and support of Linux-based systems, with a particular expertise in Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu, LinuxForce provides organizations of all types and size services to better use advanced, low cost, 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, or call (610) 734-1900. Visit LinuxForce on the Web at

About IVAR Systems, LLC
IVAR Systems was founded by Laird Hariu in 2009 and brings professional IT management services to medium sized organizations in the Mid-Atlantic Area that see the benefits of advanced computing projects. Visit IVAR Systems online at

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