"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