Limerick city co open source in practice

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Presentation by Mihai Bilauca of Limerick City Council on Open Source at Local Government Open Source Workshop (LGOSW)

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Limerick city co open source in practice

  1. 1. Limerick City CouncilOpen Source in Practice Mihai Bilauca Head of ICT (A) 25 January 2011
  2. 2. Its all about options So we can be in a negotiating position
  3. 3. 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?
  4. 4. Authentication389 Directory Server● Open LDAP● Active Directory Synchronization● Replication on multiple instances
  5. 5. 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?
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Questions

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