Limerick City CouncilOpen Source in Practice Mihai Bilauca Head of ICT (A) 25 January 2011
Its all about options So we can be in a negotiating position
Zentyal (eBox)● Integrates LDAP, File share, Mail, Proxy, Antivirus● Unique Administration UI for all modules● Synchronization with Active Directory● Open Configuration Templates● 24/7 Support● Reliance on one supplier?
Authentication389 Directory Server● Open LDAP● Active Directory Synchronization● Replication on multiple instances
Open Office● Easy replacement for MS Office● UI more similar to Office 2003● Mail merge somewhat different to Office● Export to PDF● Good Training from IPA● Images may inadvertently be resized?● Spelling for English Ireland?● Organizational Structure module?
Mail● Zarafa – Outlook like UI (easy sell) – Browser independent – Remote wipe for mobile devices – Shared calendars – No Save as option?● Egroupware – Good group-ware features: document repository, case management, blogs, etc. – Easy to import data in and out – Basic UI, hard sell
Challenges● Defining a Clear and Precise goal● Mindset change, Organizational culture● Senior Management Commitment● Document File Format● IT Staff Knowledge of IT● Common approach by other LA and Public Bodies● Deciding the Right tools for the Right people