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IBM and Open Innovation

By: linuxscribe

September 23, 2013 9:20 am

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You may have noticed that the pace of innovation has changed. Kwik-Fit certainly has.

Kwik-Fit is a Dutch business that specializes in car servicing and repairs. The company built and deployed an online system that allows customers to schedule roadworthiness inspections, sends notifications when their cars are due for service, and tracks needed parts and repairs for clients that lease fleets of vehicles. They were able to build this innovative system efficiently, and at low cost, by using open infrastructure (Linux servers) and open software (Java and the MySQL database). Read more about Kwik-Fit here

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(IBM Smarter Computing, Anirban Chatterjee)