KDE::Enterprise: Interview with Pozicom Technologies
Jan 09, 2002, 19:25 (0 Talkback[s])
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How does KDE fit into your IT requirements and
what solutions does it offer?
YES! It offers office document manipulation and management for
spreadsheets and word documents. We use KWord to run all our
"Network Audit" reports and we use Kivio for all our network
diagram reports. Pozicom has a network audit service that covers
network optimization and security. Something we do before working
on a customer's LAN/WAN. The audit process is basically a 2 step
process where by we collect data then analyze it and type up the
results into a report much like a software validation report that
is common in the pharmaceutical industry. This validation report is
ultimately a company's disaster recover and reference document. We
use KWord & Kivio to manage all of this. We use GIMP for image
manipulation however. Some of our documents involve digital
pictures of various job sites we do before new installs. We do this
because sometimes we are involved with satellite communications.
Thus, we take pictures of roofs to show other engineers for
planning purposes. Our audits and engineering documents are all
KWord, KSpread, and Kivio. We need a KCAD!!!
How many machines does KDE run on and what Operating
Systems do you use?
Well, Pozicom has around 5000 customers in total and we only
just began (with Company1 & Company2) to use & recommend
KOffice/KDE. So between Company1,2, and our own experimentation we
have a total count around 45 desktop installations. We use KDE from
source and the OS is Pozix Linux which is our own
distribution/packaging of Linux. Pozicom also has a smart home
division where we use Linux/KDE on SBC (Single Board Computers). We
have roughly 20-25 installations here."