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[News] Small Businesses Have Plenty to Find in OpenOffice.org

  • Subject: [News] Small Businesses Have Plenty to Find in OpenOffice.org
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 19:38:50 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Going Open for SMB?

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| If you're looking for a way to get documents prepared, run what-if scenarios, 
| and create sales presentations to show in a customer's office, then 
| OpenOffice.org 2.3 is a very realistic option.  
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http://weblog.infoworld.com/smbit/archives/2007/10/going_open_for.html


Recent:

Free Software for the SMB

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| With more than 25.8 million small businesses currently in the U.S. and 
| 671,000 new companies getting started every year, purveyors of free business 
| software have lots of potential customers to attract. Open source vendors 
| provide a wide collection of free software.   
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/59837.html


CorraTech Integrates Open Source Business Apps

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| Open source software service firm CorraTech launched Opensuite. The release 
| is an open source-based integration of rich e-mail, document management and 
| CRM. "Integrating rich e-mail and CRM has a lot of potential," said Bernard 
| Golden, CEO of Navica and author of Succeeding with Open Source.   
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/59840.html


Related:

Novell Unveils Workgroup Suite for Small Businesses

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| "Small businesses are increasingly interested in Linux," said Ray 
| Boggs, vice president of Small/Medium Business Research at IDC. 
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http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070613/aqw048.html?.v=16


The hidden roadblock - What is stopping SMB adoption of GNU/Linux?

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| What's left is to encourage this ecosystem to flourish and to educate
| SMB's and ISV's on the benefits of GNU/Linux based networks for
| their business. Surely, both will be hesitant to change applications
| and development platforms, so there is no easy road ahead. Platform
| transition is not a trivial pursuit, but as more applications are
| available on GNU/Linux, it is visible on the horizon.
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http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/what_is_stopping_SMB_adoption_of_gnu_linux


Virtualization fits in small business

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| The advent of high-performance workstations and servers based on
| Windows, Linux and similar technologies brought the benefits of
| virtualization to small- and mid-size businesses that might have
| only a limited IT staff and an even more limited budget.
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http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6178803.html


Small businesses are ripe for free software

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| Of course, the initial appeal for a business is the same advantage
| that I first noticed about many free software applications: the zero
| acquisition cost. The ability to acquire these programs for free
| allows you to spend your limited capital funds in areas that
| generate profits for your company. In my initial scenario, we
| purchased one more PC than originally planned with the savings.
| 
| [...]
| 
| Whether you are a new business, at the point where your start-up
| expenses are exceeding your revenues (if any revenues yet), or a
| current business owner wanting to be frugal with your expenses
| and investments, you can find a free software application for
| your company.
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http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/small_businesses_are_ripe_for_free_software


Are SMBs Missing the Open Source Boat?

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| "One of the frustrations shared by many SMBs is the lack of 
| affordable customization capabilities for business software,"
| said Red Hat Exchange Product Director Matt Mattox, "[but] this
| is where open source solutions can make the most headway. ... The
| longer-term opportunity is to engage the open source community to
| develop customized solutions for a wide variety of SMB niches.
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http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/56865.html


Verio Targets SMBs With Linux-Based Managed Server Release

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| Verio's Linux MPS is built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 and
| comes bundled with dedicated, enterprise-level hardware, a highly
| secure managed hosting Get FREE CDN for 3 Months. 
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/56960.html

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