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Linux.com: College Puts KBOX to the Test

Dec 21, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

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"Oregon's Portland Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the country, with 90,000 students, five campuses, and a huge network to manage. PCC's policy is to use open source software whenever possible because of its enhanced value. When Technology Solutions Services Customer Support Manager Michael Heuer wanted to find a way to streamline network management, he turned to KBOX, an appliance built on an open source foundation.

"'We have a volatile environment,' Heuer says. 'We are trying to manage PCs across multiple locations, and we're using a lot of different software packages. It's quite a challenge. Trying to keep track of the software licensing count, and where the software was installed, took a lot of manual effort...'

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