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Introduction to rSmart's business.

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    • Open Source in Education General information about “supported” open source and rSmart
    • Appeal of open source software ‣ Freedom ‣ Cost efficiency ‣ Flexibility ‣ Market-driven design and innovation ‣ More control in hands of user ‣ Better software © rSmart 2009, all rights reserved
    • Key barrier to open source adoption: support and sustainability concerns “We are looking for the type of support from an LMS provider that will allow a predictable level of success in implementing and supporting the product. We don't want to be left ‘holding the bag’ on a product without a reliable and accountable external support to back us up. Open source is a concern in this way.” rSmart primary research report, August 2007 © rSmart 2009, all rights reserved
    • rSmart provides support and sustainability OS Adoption Services Perceived lack of support is a primary barrier to • Installation open source (OS) adoption + • Configuration • Customization • Integration • Training • Consulting • Migration • Hosting We enables colleges and universities to consume Sakai and Kuali like any traditional software products © rSmart 2009, all rights reserved
    • Open source products supported © rSmart 2009, all rights reserved
    • We are the “Redhat” of open source in education Business based on support for OS X X Sell support subscriptions not software IP X X Professional distribution of OS code X X Provide patches, updates, etc. X X Free download X X Legal assurance X X © rSmart 2009, all rights reserved
    • We make open source easy ‣ Easy to Learn ‣ Showcase: case studies ‣ Sales, RFPs, comparisons, demos ‣ SEO, webinars, campaigns, etc. ‣ Easy to Try ‣ mysakai.rsmart.com ‣ www.kualitestdrive.org ‣ Easy to Consume ‣ Polished software releases ‣ Complete support offering ‣ Pilot programs ‣ Partners © rSmart 2009, all rights reserved
    • rSmart Value Proposition ‣ Outstanding products ‣ Community innovation ‣ Open source freedom (and safety) ‣ Commercial support ‣ Superior value © rSmart 2009, all rights reserved
    • rSmart “Supported” Open Source Customers ‣ AMDG, Inc. ‣ IHEP ‣ Portland State University ‣ University of Baltimore ‣ Antioch University ‣ Iowa State University ‣ Radford University ‣ University of Connecticut ‣ Bentley College ‣ RI.NET ‣ University of Hawaii ‣ITT Educational Services ‣ Boston University ‣ Rider University ‣ University of Houston Clear Lake ‣ Jupiter Innovations ‣ Carnegie Mellon University ‣ Ross Institute ‣ University of Limerick ‣ Kapiolani’ CC ‣ Cerritos College ‣ Rutgers University ‣ UNC Chapel Hill ‣ La Salle University ‣ Chadron State College ‣ San Joaquin Delta College ‣ USC ‣ Marist College ‣ Charles Sturt University ‣ Seton Hall University ‣ U Penn ‣ MCC BII ‣ Colorado State University ‣ Shepherd University ‣ University of Windsor ‣ Cornell University ‣ Mesa Community College ‣ Star Academy ‣ University of Wyoming ‣ eTech Ohio Commission ‣ National Healthcare Group ‣ Strathmore University ‣ Virginia Tech Singapore ‣ Embanet ‣ TAFE ‣ West Liberty University ‣ Naval Postgraduate School ‣ Georgetown ‣ University of Arizona ‣ WSU Vancouver ‣ Oregon Health & Science University ‣ Hebrew Union College ‣ UC Irvine ‣ UC Merced © rSmart 2009, all rights reserved
    • rSmart’s role in the open source communities www.sakaiproject.org www.kuali.org © rSmart 2009, all rights reserved
    • Getting started with supported Sakai ‣ Quick-start Sakai Adoption Package ‣ Includes: ‣ Services and Training Software Support ‣ Configuration requirements session ‣ Hosting* (onsite) ‣ Six months standard support ‣ Functional and admin training (onsite) ‣ Up to 500 users ‣ Branding and skinning *Can be deployed onsite if preferred ‣ LDAP integration ‣ SIS integration Cost: $25K Timeline: 4 to 6 weeks ‣ Installation © rSmart 2009, all rights reserved
    • Getting started with supported Kuali ‣ “Kualifier” Evaluation Package ‣ Includes: ‣ Services and Training Software Support ‣ Onsite evaluation planning ‣ Hosted* ‣ Kuali Financial System (KFS) ‣ Full open source stack overview and training –or – Kuali Workflow overview and training ‣ Latest Kuali release ‣ Enhanced software set up and ‣ Report generation tools customization ‣ Three months standard support ‣ Chart of account conversion *Can be deployed onsite if preferred on an included hardware prototyping appliance © rSmart 2009, all rights reserved
    • © rSmart 2009, all rights reserved