As a supplier of web technologies to organisations such as
Parliament and Directgov, System Associates will be discussing the
opportunities and costs of Open Source software for the public
Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude recently announced that he
will be recommending government buyers choose Open Source over
proprietary software wherever possible "on the basis of its
additional inherent flexibility".
David Macken, MD of System Associates, who is
presenting at the Central Government Business & Technology
2010 conference comments: "Just as budget airlines
revolutionised travel, properly implemented Open Source can mean
solving problems with significantly reduced budgets. It will
require a significant change in the public sectors attitude to
approaching and implementing ICT projects but the opportunities are
definitely there to beat budgets and requirements.
"Open Source creates an opportunity for departments to cut out
the frills, unnecessary servers, consultancy fees and time delays
through complicated tendering processes. Exactly what any
commercial organisation would be striving to achieve."
Meet our team at the conference and we will be happy to share a
white paper describing Open Source, the business case,
possibilities, risks and rewards as well as a list of popular Open
Source applications covering everything from EDRM to Databases and
CRM to VOIP systems.
Learn more about open source by
attending the Central Government Business & Technology 2010
conference taking place on 18th of November 2010.
We look forward to seeing you there and if you have any
questions in the meantime do not hesitate to contact us.
Government Business & Technology 2010 Home Page
The Company provides solutions for Directgov, Ministry of
Justice, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence,
Coal Authority, Cabinet Office, Parliament, Health Protection
Agency and others.
System Associates have implemented Lucene, Solr, Linux, MySQL,
ImageMagick, Apache, Tomcat, Open Office, Joomla, Umbraco, SNORT,
IPTables, Drupal, OpenKM and other Open Source packages for Public
Sector customers and have experience of many others such as
Asterisk, Cassandra, SugarCRM, Ubuntu Cloud, Open Calais, UIMA and