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Europe's largest independent open source service and support company is expanding its  Open Source Support Centre to the U.S. to satisfy the rapidly growing need for expert assistance with open source technologies for companies operating across both Europe and the US.

Rugby,  UK. September 9, 2009 - credativ, Europe's largest independent open source service and support company, announced today that it has expanded operations to the U.S., where like its UK, German and Canadian offices it will offer its Open Source Support Centre services to enterprise, SMEs and the public sector.

credativ has also appointed Simon Bowring as its new UK sales and marketing manager and two new UK software engineers to bring additional expertise to the company's UK clients. Mr Bowring has over 22 years experience of selling technology services to the UK private and public sectors.  The engineers both have a wide knowledge of available Linux distributions and are able to recommend free software which effectively fulfils clients' technical requirements. Their appointments strengthen the credativ UK team, which is currently facing a rising demand for OpenERP based projects and the company's newly launched Ruby on Rails training courses.

credativ's Open Source Support Centre will provide the same services in each of its three key markets - expert/developer level service and support for all major open source distributions and applications. The distributions and software supported include: Debian, Ubuntu Linux and CentOS, PostgreSQL, Asterisk, Nagios, Red Hat and OpenERP. credativ also supports numerous other distributions and applications built on open source technologies.

Chris Halls, MD of credativ UK said of the company's expansion: “The growing reputation of our Open Source Support Centre in the UK has increased our turnover by 50% in the last year and we are expanding our team to service our growing client base.  While we will continue to support clients based only in the UK, we can now service companies with offices across Europe and North America who want to work with one international open source consultancy and support provider.” 

“Since opening the Open Source Support Centre in the UK, we have been saving our customers time and resources by focusing on solving their problems regardless of which open source technology best meets their requirements,” continued Mr Halls.

Michael Meskes, founder and CEO of parent credativ GmbH remarked: “The UK open source sector is maturing in terms of increasing adoption rates and awareness of the benefits of non proprietary software and I believe we are still the only company to provide comprehensive open source consultancy and support from an in house team, which does not need to use external consultants. Our size allows us to provide our clients with international 24/7 support and also access to a pool of some of the most talented open source engineers available today.  We are already enabling customers across the UK and Germany to gain significant benefit from open source. Now companies with offices in both the U.S and Europe only need to make one call to handle all their open source requirements."

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About credativ:

Founded in 1999, credativ is an independent consulting and services company which operates from Germany, the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. With a large team of experts in open source software, credativ offers a vast knowledge base that can be tapped into at any time by its clients. The company focuses on the service and support of open source software with a comprehensive range of services, including open source consulting, architectural and technical advice, open source software development, open source training, and personalised support. credativ is “Your One-Stop Shop for Open Source SupportTM”.

The Open Source Support Centre logo, OSSC, Your One-Stop Shop for Open Source Support and credativ are trademarks of credativ GmbH. All other trade names are the property of their respective owners.

For more information please contact the following:

Simon Bowring, credativ ltd            Ranbir Sahota, Vitis PR
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