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SambaStream Minibar Presentation - Using Open Source in SaaS

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November 09 Minibar presentaiton on how we used Open Source to achieve the impossible with SambaJAM, delivering a rich powerful application in months, not years!

November 09 Minibar presentaiton on how we used Open Source to achieve the impossible with SambaJAM, delivering a rich powerful application in months, not years!

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  • 1. SambaJAM Collaborative Content Management in the Cloud Using Open-Source to build the www.sambajam.com impossible – FAST!
  • 2. SambaJAM – Overview iGoogle Style Personal Dashboard www.sambajam.com
  • 3. SambaJAM – Overview Secure workspaces with customisable home dashboard & features www.sambajam.com
  • 4. SambaJAM – Overview Secure wikis supporting wiki mark-up language & WYSIWYG editor www.sambajam.com
  • 5. SambaJAM – Overview Document Library with thumbnails, tagging, version control, workflows… www.sambajam.com
  • 6. SambaJAM – Overview …multi-file uploading… www.sambajam.com
  • 7. SambaJAM – Overview …drag & drop Document Management… www.sambajam.com
  • 8. SambaJAM – Overview …online previews with commenting… www.sambajam.com
  • 9. SambaJAM – Overview …online document & spreadsheet editing with Zoho… www.sambajam.com
  • 10. SambaJAM – Overview …and Microsoft Office Integration with no extra plugins www.sambajam.com
  • 11. SambaJAM – Overview Quick dropdown search with thumbnailed results www.sambajam.com
  • 12. SambaJAM – Overview Advanced search query builder to refine results www.sambajam.com
  • 13. Question How did we get all of this functionality in months, not years?! Answer: Open Source all the way!! www.sambajam.com
  • 14. SambaJAM – Open-Source Stack Client Interface – runs on all major browsers with single SambaJAM code base GWT Client Content Management– Enterprise Content Scalable, secure, Management reliable Database & Rendition Engine Operating System www.sambajam.com
  • 15. Open-Source Benefits Use open-source to replace non-core commodity functions in your applications for the following benefits:  Save lots of money  Rapid development times  Get free exposure for your apps through community  No more re-inventing the wheel  Expand your development team to 1000’s  Transparent, hackable software  Let you concentrate on the end product www.sambajam.com
  • 16. Open-Source Dangers  Check licenses – Are you obligated to contribute back changes? Can you sell it?  Community Size & Traction – make sure you don’t back the wrong horse  Project Roadmap – Particularly important for company backed open-source projects like Alfresco  Support – If it’s a critical system, who’s going to support it if things go wrong? www.sambajam.com
  • 17. Partnering with commercial Open-Source  Use the community edition for as long as possible until you have customers  Make sure your product roadmaps don’t compete or will cause some issues down the line  Take advantage of their marketing & PR channels as much as possible  Remember you’re a start-up – when you do start paying get the best terms! www.sambajam.com
  • 18. Thankyou Web: http://www.sambajam.com Blog: http://www.sambastream.com/blog Twitter: @sambastream SambaJAM Sign-up for our private beta today @ http://www.sambajam.com www.sambajam.com