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Enterprise Linux Today: City of Progress Chooses Bynari Groupware

Aug 27, 2001, 14:45 (12 Talkback[s])
"Today, the VP of Technology for Bynari Inc., Tom Adelstein, and the CIO of the City of Largo, Harold Schomaker, announced deployment of an "All-Linux" groupware solution for the west Florida community. The City chose Bynari's Insight solution for messaging and collaboration, to replace their existing system running Novell's GroupWise product. This announcement follows the July disclosure by Dave Richards, Systems Administrator for the City that they had gone live with the KDE Linux desktop.

The Insight solution enables Largo's city government to run messaging and collaboration on a Linux-based thin client network in a Windows-free environment. The move saves taxpayers millions of dollars in hardware, software, support, and upgrade costs. According to Adelstein, "Largo has become a model network environment for governments. In the future, we'll view this as a major milestone in information technology."

"When Largo says they have saved the local taxpayers millions, they aren't being cavalier or flip in any way," says Tom Adelstein. "They did an exhaustive search for solutions, sent out Requests for Proposals (RFPs), demanded extensive documentation, ran proofs of concept, and negotiated our contract aggressively. They put my team through an exhaustive sales cycle and specified an extensive set of features."

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