Local Business is Hiring & Celebrates Nine Years in Business

Ann Arbor, MI, August 25, 2008- Linux Box continues to grow; the company is hiring additional two to three new employees this  quarter.  This growth follows on a 17.5% revenue growth in 2006 and a 29.2%  in 2007 for the company that turned nine in June of 2008. thus helping Ann Arbor sustain the reputation of being one of the best economic regions in the state of Michigan.  

The expert free-software consulting practice was founded by Elizabeth E. Ziph and Matthew W.  Benjamin and the client roster includes local organizations such as Ann Arbor Pharmacometrics, Arbor Networks, Borders, Inc., DNA Software, Farmers State Bank, McKinley, Royal Oak School District, The University of Michigan, Washtenaw Community College, Washtenaw County, as well as national companies such as Answers.com, Eaton, FedEX, McKesson, Harvard University,  NOAA , SNA (Morgan Stanley), and new this quarter – The University of Louisville, KY, to name a few.

The Linux Box Corporation, housed in a funky open space in downtown Ann Arbor,  specializes in providing high quality, customized open source software services. The Linux Box adheres to the architecture of participation--commits 20% of its budget to research and development and contributes  to the open source software community.

“It is a good feeling to be able to hire several new employees, it goes to show in a time of our country's economic recession there is still hope and opportunity for small businesses to grow and flourish, “ said Linux Box’s President and CEO Elizabeth E. Ziph.



About Linux Box:

Linux Box was established in 1999 to help clients assess, select, customize and deploy best of breed open source solutions with a view to improve functionality and performance while reducing long term costs. Linux Box customizes open source applications to client needs, integrate them into their systems and network environment, and offer knowledge transfer to encourage self sufficiency as desired and flexible support options. They take from the open source community and give back to the open source community.