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Linux.com: Goodwill is Good with Open Source Portal Liferay

Sep 15, 2006, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"Goodwill Industries provides employment services for the homeless, disabled, and disadvantaged. In 2005, the 80,000 employees of this international charity helped more than 720,000 people work their way to a better life. Goodwill CIO Steve Bergman knew that with the help of some updated technology, his company could do an even better job of reaching people. After looking at the options, Bergman decided that open source software was the best solution.

"Goodwill had an intranet, but it provided only the most basic company information in a static form. 'It was a very static environment,' Bergman says. 'We made the decision to move to a more knowledge-based system, so that we could exchange information and collaborate better within this large, diverse group of people...'"

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