BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3rd Edition of "UNIX System
Administration Handbook," authored by a team including XOR's Trent Hein, Evi
Nemeth and Ned McClain, has enjoyed such tremendous success that it is
entering its second printing in less than six months.
"We are very fortunate at XOR to have technical professionals that are on
the leading edge of development and technical knowledge. Many companies talk
about their expertise in system management. We wrote the book on it," said
XOR President and CEO Greg Jacobsen. "The continued success of 'UNIX System
Administration Handbook' is a testament of the depth of expertise XOR brings
to each and every client we serve, and this book's wild popularity in the UNIX
community demonstrates the need for clear leadership in this area. Through
this unmatched technical prowess, we develop and apply our unique 'continuous
innovation' eBusiness full-lifecycle approach that offers a competitive
advantage to our clients."
The need for expert development and management of complex eBusiness
infrastructure continues to grow for established "brick and mortar" companies.
The hands-on experience and knowledge of Hein, XOR's CTO, and his co-authors
have made XOR a leader in developing and operating customized eBusiness
applications and network systems. This expertise is shared in the "UNIX
System Administration Handbook," which has become recognized as the leading
source of UNIX information and guidance for nearly 12 years. Editions of
"UNIX System Administration Handbook" have been translated into at least
5 other languages (including Japanese, German, Polish, Spanish, and Russian),
illustrating its world-wide influence on the industry.
Positive Reviews for "UNIX System Administration Handbook"
"The third edition of 'UNIX System Administration Handbook' stands as a
fantastic UNIX book, perhaps one that's destined for legend. It's arguably
the best general UNIX book around," said David Wall in a review on Amazon.com.
"In sharp contrast to just about all other system administration books on
the market, this one's actually useful. Every single one of these people has
been there and done that," said Mike O'Brien in a review of the book in the
most recent edition of "Server/Workstation Expert."
The 3rd Edition of "UNIX System Administration Handbook" covers current
topics faced by system administrators such as Internet security and
performance. The coverage of Linux and FreeBSD (emerging platforms for
eBusiness Internet sites) provides new-age system administrators time-proven
guidance on building and maintaining high-performance, world-class
environments. The books also offers expert instruction, advice and examples
of for more traditional commercial UNIX variants including Sun's Solaris, and
HP's HP-UX operating systems. These four platforms dominate serious eBusiness
"UNIX System Administration Handbook" is used as a tutorial as well as a
day-to-day reference guide, catering to all levels of system administrators.
The handbook also includes many examples and case studies taken from the
expertise of its authors to further explain the topics. The book is available
at a number of retail bookstores, including Amazon.com.
XOR Inc. (pronounced X-or) is a managed services firm that provides
customized eBusiness application and systems management for established
companies that need to leverage the Internet with maximum flexibility and
minimal risk. XOR's eCM(TM) (eCommerce Management) offering combines
strategy, business process expertise, design and operations services with a
proprietary platform, XPort(TM) and proprietary business performance service
and technology, VisionPort(TM), which enables real-time eBusiness management.
The company offers a full suite of services that enable clients to exploit
the business opportunities presented by the Internet. XOR's nine-year history
of internetworking and Internet expertise allow the company to assist clients
with today's technologies and position them to take advantage of the emerging
wave of eCommerce, broadband deployment and wireless portals.
President and CEO Greg Jacobsen (formerly with MCI Systemhouse, EDS and
TeleTech) leads a world-class executive management team with operations and
process experience from Andersen Consulting, Sapient, Ernst & Young,
PricewaterhouseCoopers and Diamond Technology Partners.
XOR was founded in 1991 and has more than 400 employees serving clients
throughout North America (www.xor.com).
SOURCE XOR Inc.