"Building OS based on OS Zidox" by Alexandru Lapusan @ eLiberatica 2007


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This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2007.


One of the biggest events of its kind in Eastern Europe, eLiberatica brings community leaders from around the world to discuss about the hottest topics in FLOSS movement, demonstrating the advantages of adopting, using and developing Open Source and Free Software solutions.

The eLiberatica organizational committee together with our speakers and guests, have graciously allowed media representatives and all attendees to photograph, videotape and otherwise record their sessions, on the condition that the photos, videos and recordings are licensed under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0 License.

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"Building OS based on OS Zidox" by Alexandru Lapusan @ eLiberatica 2007

  1. 1. Document Management SystemAlexandru LAPUSAN Alexandru NOVACCEO & Partner Zitec CTO & Partner Zitec
  2. 2. Document Management System Next to people, information is a companys greatest asset, but its value cant be realized if its not effectively managed and delivered to the right people, business applications and processes. Steve Mills, senior vice president, IBM Software Group Zidox DMS is “Ready for IBM Systems with Linux” certified Platforms: IBM eServer i5 , p5, BladeCenter JS20, OpenPower
  3. 3. Presentation OverviewWhy another Document Management System?Zidox Strong PointsBuilt on Open SourceIntegrating into the OS CommunityBuilding Open SourceZidox in ActionOther Zitec Products
  4. 4. Why another Document Management System? Particular client needsGeneral approaches and existing solutions do not always solve specificclient problems (example: Constructions) CostsImplementing a DMS can be a financial burden for most companies. Costscan include: licensing, software and hardware platform, implementation andmaintenance costs. MobilityYou need access to your documents from everywhere. A web approach is amust. How fast can you learn how to use a new software? How easy is to migrate existing documents? Future development flexibility
  5. 5. Zidox Strong Points Web-based application Runs on LAMP platform (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) Features a comprehensive list of scanning & editing features Handles big file transfers over HTTP/HTTPS, supports resume Powerful search engine integration – Xapian Features email & fax communications, incoming & outgoing Windows desktop support (Zidox Explorer) Event notification agent (Zidox Agent)
  6. 6. Built on Open Source Linux OS (also supports Windows, Mac or other Unix flavors) Apache web server MySQL integration (also supports others, such as IBM DB2) PHP - Most popular scripting language in web applications. Xapian search engine integration
  7. 7. Integrating into the OS Community Stay on course with whats going on Do not have to commit full time Even small things matter – just get involved Open Source does not mean software only Evolve on a professional and personal level Open up to other communities
  8. 8. Building Open Source PHP5 Extension for Xapian  Historically there was only a PHP4 extension available; PHP5 had no support  The PHP interface (coded in C++) connects PHP and Xapian library, allowing Xapian classes to be used from PHP  The result is the ability to index and search for documents using Xapian, directly from PHP as local functions Apache PUT module  Apache does not handle PUT specifically (file upload)  OS module (coded in C) is processing PUT requests  It enables Resume feature for file transfers  Provides real-time & exact information on upload status
  9. 9. Zidox in actionUsed in Construction Industry, Canada  One of the top construction companies in Canada  The company has been using it since 2005 with all their projects being rolled out in the system  Enables all stakeholders and 3rd parties access to the same information in real-time from any browser  Specific needs in document processing (weather information, ever changing construction standards and regulations) iSTARK , Canada  IT & Web division of Holcim group  Deployment was performed on IBM Hardware & Middleware Reper 21, Europe § A non-profit organisation focused on promoting CSR in European Union, especially in Central & Eastern Europe. Leaders, Romania § A non-profit organization aiming to support the professional and personal development of young leaders.
  10. 10. Other Zitec Products TreePath ECMS (www.treepath.com)  LAMP platform  IBM (eServer, TotalStorage) and Apple (Made4Mac) certified  Clients: JW Marriott, Tabu, Rom Autentic, Cassa Loco, Romanian Top 100 Singles Chart, Harley Davidson Owners Group Romania etc. EZ Census (www.ezcensus.com) § LAMP Platform § Clients: Amadeus International, iStark, Proventys, Fitness Forward Foundation etc Zitec Analyzer § LAMP Platform § Clients: IEBA Trust SSIF, Fortius SSIF
  11. 11. www.zidox.comwww.zitec.com www.zend.ro