Seminar: Open Source in practice
Delivering Open Source in the Public
Speaker: David Macken, MD, System Associates
Much has been reported about Open Source technologies, with a
focus on cost savings in the Public Sector, organisations are
asking whether Open Source technologies are able to deliver. With
$60 billion of software sales revenue lost to Open Source solutions
each year, the answer is almost certainly yes.
This seminar aims to answer a number of key questions and issues
frequently asked about Open Source technologies.
- What is Open Source and what can it do?
- Does the business case stack up?
- Can it really deliver?
- How can it be implemented and supported?
- How do we meet standards?
- How can we be sure of ongoing development?
- Is it secure, scalable, manageable and reliable?
- Is it really free?
With 25 years technology experience, David Macken, Managing
Director of System Associates, has extensive knowledge and
understanding of systems, network architecture, security and
application development. David has a keen ability to grasp new
technologies and understand their value to the market and is able
to communicate complex issues to both a technical and non-technical
David has led the delivery of several Open Source projects in
the Public Sector and is able to talk honestly about the pros and
cons of implementation, where the real cost saving opportunities
lie and what the risks are.
Attendees will all receive 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.
System Associates and Open Source
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