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Linux keeps Om Logistics safe

Logistics Ltd. introduced Linux way back in 2001, when there were 40
branches. Today in all 50+ branches of ( OLL ) the Linux Version
UBUNTU 14.04 LTS has been redesigned that makes working more
efficient than ever in its IT infrastructure

Logistics Ltd. introduced Linux way back in 2001, when there were 40
branches. Today in all 50+ branches of ( OLL ) the Linux Version
UBUNTU 14.04 LTS has been redesigned that makes working more
efficient than ever in its IT infrastructure

becoming familiar with the Linux operating system requires patience
as well as a strong learning zeal, because of its free nature, 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”. Said Ajay Singhal, CMD, OM Group. 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 honor the open-source
operating system. Even critics are admiting that this operating
system has fundamentally changed the way software is developed and
proven the viabilty of open standards.”

started with a team of 4 IT personnel to manage 20 PCs.Today we have
around 3000 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 seperate systems for
maintaining compatibilitywith older data. Our internally modified
Linux OS systems allowes icredible work experience to company
personnel. We engeneer seamless experience for our users across all
branches that is unparalled in the industry, as I have mentioned in
my earlier interviews”. Said S.K. Goel, V.P Om Logistics Ltd. “
the OS system has been redisigned and refined with a fresh look where
controls are clearer, smarter and easier for the end users.
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.” added Mr. Goel.


CFO, Om Logistics Ltd., recalls that “when I was to join the
company IT and the HR department told about the use of Linux
opertating system, initially I was a bit hesitant because I havent
used it before. But within a week got familiar with Linux.”

( F & A ) Om Logistics Ltd. “I have been using the Linux OS
system for the last ten years. Eever since my desktop has never been
formatted. I gets surprised when friends tells me about the loss of
data and other problems related to the computers.”


Ops (Internal) & RM is of the view that t
are so many softwares when it comes to doing any specific task. The
majority of Linux software is free and open source. Not only are one
gets the software easily, but have the option to modify the source
code and add more features if he or she understands the programming

Head, Logistics, Om Logistics Ltd.
says, “
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. It’s a most
popular Operating System everywhere even at those places where most
of us have not even think of. Tiny machines to Gaint Supercomputers
are powered by Linux”.

Shyam Singh, RM, West,
The power of
choice is also a advantage of Linux. With Linux, you have the power
to control just about every aspect of the operating system. Linux is
perfect for those old computers with barely any processing power or

One of the top class logistics service provider company
across India, OM Logistics Ltd. has business operations in over 80-85
countries and continuing endeavoring to build multinational
businesses that achieve profitable growth through excellence and
innovation, while balancing the interests of shareholders, employees
and society in general.
Working with a customer
focused consistent approach the company is extensive and diverse,
willing to serve all elements that comprise our domain. With the
great expertise in service domain, the company helps organizations to simplify
their product distribution challenges and strengthen their
performance to achieve their business goals through top-notch
logistics service.



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