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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."

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