Om Lo­gis­tics switches to Ubuntu

This op­er­at­ing sys­tem tends to run ap­pli­ca­tions quicker than win­dows on the same type of hard­ware, this move also saves hard­ware up­grad­ing costs.

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Om Lo­gis­tics Ltd in­tro­duced Linux way back in 2001, when there were 40 branches. To­day in all 450+ branches of (OLL) the Linux Ver­sion UBUNTU 14.04 LTS has been redesigned that make work­ing more ef­fi­cient than ever in our IT in­fra­struc­ture.

Ajay Sing­hal, CMD, OM Group said, “Though, be­com­ing fa­mil­iar with the Linux op­er­at­ing sys­tem re­quires pa­tience as well as a strong learn­ing zeal. Linux is some­times be­hind the curve when it comes to brand new hard­ware com­pat­i­bil­ity. The ker­nel con­trib­u­tors and main­tain­ers work hard at keep­ing the ker­nel up to date. We have al­ways sup­ported changes for bet­ter­ment of work­place”.

He also told that us­ing Linux in our or­ga­ni­za­tion has helped from the back­bone servers to the desk­tops be­cause Linux tends to run ap­pli­ca­tions quicker than win­dows on the same type of hard­ware, this move also saves hard­ware up­grad­ing costs. Linux de­vel­op­ers have done a com­mend­able work at cre­at­ing al­ter­na­tives to popular ap­pli­ca­tions, and have good rea­son to cel­e­brate when they hon­our the open-source op­er­at­ing sys­tem. Even crit­ics are ad­mit­ting that this op­er­at­ing sys­tem has fun­da­men­tally changed the way soft­ware is de­vel­oped and proven the vi­a­bilty of open stan­dards.”

SK Goel, VP, Om Lo­gis­tics Ltd, “We started with a team of 4 IT per­son­nel to man­age 20 PCs. To­day we have around 2000 PCs run­ning Linux with ap­prox­i­mately 12 num­ber of IT per­son­nel". And from a turnover of 70 crores we have reached 1000 crore. Now when the ac­count­ing sys­tem hav­ing been shifted to Linux, there is still a need to main­tain few sep­a­rate sys­tems for main­tain­ing com­pat­i­bil­ity with older data. Our in­ter­nally mod­i­fied Linux OS sys­tems al­low in­cred­i­ble work ex­pe­ri­ence to company per­son­nel. We en­gi­neer seam­less ex­pe­ri­ence for our users across all branches that are un­par­al­lel in the in­dus­try, as I have men­tioned in my ear­lier in­ter­views. The OS sys­tem has been redesigned and re­fined with a fresh look where con­trols are clearer, smarter and eas­ier for the end users. The Linux op­er­at­ing sys­tem has been around since the early nineties and has man­aged to stay se­cure in the realm of wide­spread viruses, spy­ware and ad­ware for all th­ese years.”

RK Gupta, AGM (F&A) OM Lo­gis­tics Ltd said, “I have been us­ing the Linux OS sys­tem for the last ten years. I got sur­prised when friends tells me about the loss of data and other prob­lems re­lated to the com­put­ers.”

Akash Bansal, Head, Lo­gis­tics, Om Lo­gis­tics Ltd said, “Linux is con­sid­ered to be a more re­li­able op­er­at­ing sys­tem, some­times run­ning with­out fail­ure for months at a time. Linux has taken the tech in­dus­try by storm and be­come a com­mer­cial suc­cess.”

Su­nil Mehra, Man­ager, Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, OM Lo­gis­tics said, “OM Lo­gis­tics Ltd has business op­er­a­tions in over 80-85 coun­tries and con­tin­u­ing en­deav­our­ing to build multi­na­tional busi­nesses that achieve prof­itable growth through ex­cel­lence and in­no­va­tion.

Ajay Sing­hal

CMD, OM Group

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