LinuxPlanet: Serving Non-Profits: A Case Study
Sep 14, 2006, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Hodge)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Laying beneath the shaded streets of Canton, Georgia is the
office of RDA Systems. It is an unassuming and unpretentious
office, which echoes the personality of its current president, Dave
Davis. A second-generation president of the company, Davis is
quietly spoken, yet knows what it is to take open source software
into the competitive world of the non-profit organization. RDA
Systems is not a large company as companies go. It is a
family-owned and operated business that is so typical of American
business. Small, lean, and somewhat successful.
"For RDA Systems, going open source was a strategic decision.
Since the early 1980s the company had provided accounting software
to public schools and municipalities. About 75% of their current
customer base is schools in the K-12 range. Their product fits the
non-for-profit market sector..."