Noxon school district (northwest Montana) switch
   to open source software with a projected ten
 year savings of more tha...
Michigan district saves
$400,000 with Google Apps
    Education Edition
Indiana District Funds Classroom
Makeovers with Open Source Savings of
     $150,000 to $200,000 per year
Open Source
    Software:
Financial Advantages and the
   Implementation Process
What is Open Source
     Software?
What is Open Source
     Software?
It is computer software for which the source
code and other rights normally reserved fo...
What is Open Source
     Software?
It is computer software for which the source
code and other rights normally reserved fo...
Examples of Open
 Source Software
Examples of Open
 Source Software
Examples of Open
 Source Software
Examples of Open
 Source Software
Examples of Open
 Source Software
Examples of Open
 Source Software
Examples of Open
 Source Software
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
For Example, if you take a district with
approximately 2,000 computer this would
be your savings.
Cost Savings
      For Example, if you take a district with
      approximately 2,000 computer this would
      be your sa...
Cost Savings
For Example, if you take a district with
approximately 2,000 computer this would
be your savings.
Cost Savings
      For Example, if you take a district with
      approximately 2,000 computer this would
      be your sa...
Cost Savings
For Example, if you take a district with
approximately 2,000 computer this would
be your savings.




 Comput...
Cost Savings
For Example, if you take a district with
approximately 2,000 computer this would
be your savings.
           ...
Cost Savings
For Example, if you take a district with
approximately 2,000 computer this would
be your savings.

          ...
Advantages of Open Source
Advantages of Open Source

 Lower total cost of ownership
Advantages of Open Source

 Lower total cost of ownership

 Reduced dependence on software
 vendors
Advantages of Open Source

 Lower total cost of ownership

 Reduced dependence on software
 vendors

 Lower cost for stude...
Advantages of Open Source

 Lower total cost of ownership

 Reduced dependence on software
 vendors

 Lower cost for stude...
Advantages of Open Source

 Lower total cost of ownership

 Reduced dependence on software
 vendors

 Lower cost for stude...
Disadvantages of Open Source
Disadvantages of Open Source


 Projects can die
Disadvantages of Open Source


 Projects can die

 Support Issues
Disadvantages of Open Source


 Projects can die

 Support Issues

 Can be confusing to home user to
 install
Disadvantages of Open Source


 Projects can die

 Support Issues

 Can be confusing to home user to
 install

 Changing s...
Step 1 - Building a Plan &
       Setting Goals
Step 1 - Building a Plan &
       Setting Goals

Participate in a kick-off meeting with
your Project Team
Step 1 - Building a Plan &
       Setting Goals

Participate in a kick-off meeting with
your Project Team

Identify a pilo...
Step 1 - Building a Plan &
       Setting Goals

Participate in a kick-off meeting with
your Project Team

Identify a pilo...
Step 1 - Building a Plan &
       Setting Goals

Participate in a kick-off meeting with
your Project Team

Identify a pilo...
Step 2 - Testing the Product
    and Develop Training
Step 2 - Testing the Product
    and Develop Training

 Get acquainted with software and
 services
Step 2 - Testing the Product
    and Develop Training

 Get acquainted with software and
 services

 Notify staff of time ...
Step 2 - Testing the Product
    and Develop Training

 Get acquainted with software and
 services

 Notify staff of time ...
Step 2 - Testing the Product
    and Develop Training

 Get acquainted with software and
 services

 Notify staff of time ...
Step 3 - Develop Training and
          Scheduling
Step 3 - Develop Training and
          Scheduling

 Continue developing training for
 teachers and students
Step 3 - Develop Training and
          Scheduling

 Continue developing training for
 teachers and students

 Schedule tr...
Step 3 - Develop Training and
          Scheduling

 Continue developing training for
 teachers and students

 Schedule tr...
Step 4 - Train Pilot School
Step 4 - Train Pilot School


 Administer training for your first
 pilot school users
Step 4 - Train Pilot School


 Administer training for your first
 pilot school users

 Collect Feedback from users
Step 5 - Implementing the Plan
Step 5 - Implementing the Plan


  Create accounts for each school
Step 5 - Implementing the Plan


  Create accounts for each school

  Designate school trainers at each
  school location ...
Step 5 - Implementing the Plan


  Create accounts for each school

  Designate school trainers at each
  school location ...
Step 6 - Ignite
Step 6 - Ignite

Schedule training for each individual
school
Step 6 - Ignite

Schedule training for each individual
school

Check that the trainers have
administered training for each...
Step 6 - Ignite

Schedule training for each individual
school

Check that the trainers have
administered training for each...
Step 6 - Ignite

Schedule training for each individual
school

Check that the trainers have
administered training for each...
Questions?
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  • Open Source

    1. 1. Noxon school district (northwest Montana) switch to open source software with a projected ten year savings of more than $ 338,000. (a student body of only 270 kids)
    2. 2. Michigan district saves $400,000 with Google Apps Education Edition
    3. 3. Indiana District Funds Classroom Makeovers with Open Source Savings of $150,000 to $200,000 per year
    4. 4. Open Source Software: Financial Advantages and the Implementation Process
    5. 5. What is Open Source Software?
    6. 6. What is Open Source Software? It is computer software for which the source code and other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that meets the Open Source definition or that is in the public domain.
    7. 7. What is Open Source Software? It is computer software for which the source code and other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that meets the Open Source definition or that is in the public domain. This permits users to use, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified forms. It is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner.
    8. 8. Examples of Open Source Software
    9. 9. Examples of Open Source Software
    10. 10. Examples of Open Source Software
    11. 11. Examples of Open Source Software
    12. 12. Examples of Open Source Software
    13. 13. Examples of Open Source Software
    14. 14. Examples of Open Source Software
    15. 15. Cost Savings
    16. 16. Cost Savings For Example, if you take a district with approximately 2,000 computer this would be your savings.
    17. 17. Cost Savings For Example, if you take a district with approximately 2,000 computer this would be your savings. Computers: 2,000 Windows 7 License: $60.00 a seat Microsoft Office 2010 $50.00 a seat Total Cost: $220,000
    18. 18. Cost Savings For Example, if you take a district with approximately 2,000 computer this would be your savings.
    19. 19. Cost Savings For Example, if you take a district with approximately 2,000 computer this would be your savings. Computers: 2,000 Linux OpenSUSE Edu Li-f-e: .50 a seat Open Office Suite: Free Total Cost: $1,000
    20. 20. Cost Savings For Example, if you take a district with approximately 2,000 computer this would be your savings. Computers: 2,000 Linux OpenSUSE Edu Li-f-e: .50 a seat Open Office Suite: Free Total Cost: $1,000
    21. 21. Cost Savings For Example, if you take a district with approximately 2,000 computer this would be your savings. A Cost Savings of $219,000 Computers: 2,000 Linux OpenSUSE Edu Li-f-e: .50 a seat Open Office Suite: Free Total Cost: $1,000
    22. 22. Cost Savings For Example, if you take a district with approximately 2,000 computer this would be your savings. A Cost Savings of $219,000 Computers: 2,000 Linux OpenSUSE Edu Li-f-e: .50 a seat Open Office Suite: Free Total Cost: $1,000
    23. 23. Advantages of Open Source
    24. 24. Advantages of Open Source Lower total cost of ownership
    25. 25. Advantages of Open Source Lower total cost of ownership Reduced dependence on software vendors
    26. 26. Advantages of Open Source Lower total cost of ownership Reduced dependence on software vendors Lower cost for students’ home machines
    27. 27. Advantages of Open Source Lower total cost of ownership Reduced dependence on software vendors Lower cost for students’ home machines Use older hardware
    28. 28. Advantages of Open Source Lower total cost of ownership Reduced dependence on software vendors Lower cost for students’ home machines Use older hardware Higher level of security
    29. 29. Disadvantages of Open Source
    30. 30. Disadvantages of Open Source Projects can die
    31. 31. Disadvantages of Open Source Projects can die Support Issues
    32. 32. Disadvantages of Open Source Projects can die Support Issues Can be confusing to home user to install
    33. 33. Disadvantages of Open Source Projects can die Support Issues Can be confusing to home user to install Changing software could upset the client
    34. 34. Step 1 - Building a Plan & Setting Goals
    35. 35. Step 1 - Building a Plan & Setting Goals Participate in a kick-off meeting with your Project Team
    36. 36. Step 1 - Building a Plan & Setting Goals Participate in a kick-off meeting with your Project Team Identify a pilot school(s) in your district that will be the first to deploy
    37. 37. Step 1 - Building a Plan & Setting Goals Participate in a kick-off meeting with your Project Team Identify a pilot school(s) in your district that will be the first to deploy See what other schools have done using the software
    38. 38. Step 1 - Building a Plan & Setting Goals Participate in a kick-off meeting with your Project Team Identify a pilot school(s) in your district that will be the first to deploy See what other schools have done using the software Develop scheme and dates for technical requirements
    39. 39. Step 2 - Testing the Product and Develop Training
    40. 40. Step 2 - Testing the Product and Develop Training Get acquainted with software and services
    41. 41. Step 2 - Testing the Product and Develop Training Get acquainted with software and services Notify staff of time line for user- facing change
    42. 42. Step 2 - Testing the Product and Develop Training Get acquainted with software and services Notify staff of time line for user- facing change Start developing training
    43. 43. Step 2 - Testing the Product and Develop Training Get acquainted with software and services Notify staff of time line for user- facing change Start developing training Create accounts (if necessary)
    44. 44. Step 3 - Develop Training and Scheduling
    45. 45. Step 3 - Develop Training and Scheduling Continue developing training for teachers and students
    46. 46. Step 3 - Develop Training and Scheduling Continue developing training for teachers and students Schedule training for 3 weeks prior to launching
    47. 47. Step 3 - Develop Training and Scheduling Continue developing training for teachers and students Schedule training for 3 weeks prior to launching Check in with your Project Team (update with questions/concerns/ changes)
    48. 48. Step 4 - Train Pilot School
    49. 49. Step 4 - Train Pilot School Administer training for your first pilot school users
    50. 50. Step 4 - Train Pilot School Administer training for your first pilot school users Collect Feedback from users
    51. 51. Step 5 - Implementing the Plan
    52. 52. Step 5 - Implementing the Plan Create accounts for each school
    53. 53. Step 5 - Implementing the Plan Create accounts for each school Designate school trainers at each school location and provide training material to your trainers
    54. 54. Step 5 - Implementing the Plan Create accounts for each school Designate school trainers at each school location and provide training material to your trainers Train Help Desk or Support personnel
    55. 55. Step 6 - Ignite
    56. 56. Step 6 - Ignite Schedule training for each individual school
    57. 57. Step 6 - Ignite Schedule training for each individual school Check that the trainers have administered training for each school
    58. 58. Step 6 - Ignite Schedule training for each individual school Check that the trainers have administered training for each school Continue to promote service usage with students in the classroom
    59. 59. Step 6 - Ignite Schedule training for each individual school Check that the trainers have administered training for each school Continue to promote service usage with students in the classroom Monitor Active Usage using the
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