We have a sense of humor as well Technology doesn't always work the way it should. Mostly because the way it is developed takes so long and involves so much investment that the reality is commercial technology vendors never really have the time or money to "perfect" something before they sell it to you. This is perhaps the best known secret among technologists.
The other side of the technology world is the non-commercial, or open source community. This is a world where technology evolves instantaneously and perpetually. We select technologies from this world that have been deemed by our experts as Professional Open Source. This is a term used to describe truly mature and mission critical technologies that are being employed because of one simple reason... They work. Flawlessly. Everyday. Every millisecond. Powering Fortune 500 multinational behemoths. Open Source is not just an intellectual wellspring. It is the future of software development. It is cost effective. It is future-proof.
LAMP Lights Our World Our systems consultants have experience with Linux deployments and more specifically, with LAMP platform applications. LAMP is the acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP. These four technologies are used in conjunction to create a platform for web browser based applications. Lamp isn't just for small internal applications. O'Reilly Books uses it as the basis for such complex sites as the Meerkat technology news aggregator, while the state of Rhode Island uses a Lamp solution to manage its rules and regulations website. Educational institutions are turning to Lamp for pan-European collaborative projects. Beyond these four open source technologies are a myriad of other powerful tools that can be combined to develop and deploy highly customized solutions for your business.
As with all open source consulting... the parts are free, the labor is not.
We Are Debianheads Debian Linux is our choice for SME. Debian, organized by the Debian Project, is a widely used distribution of free software developed through the collaboration of volunteers from around the world. Since its inception, the released system, Debian GNU/Linux, has been based on the Linux kernel, with many basic tools of the operating system from the GNU project. Debian is supported by donations through Software in the Public Interest, a non-profit umbrella organization for free software projects.
Debian is known for its adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies, and for its abundance of options —the current release includes over fifteen thousand software packages for eleven computer architectures, ranging from the ARM architecture commonly found in embedded systems and the IBM s390 mainframe architecture to the more common x86 and PowerPC architectures found in modern personal computers. Debian GNU/Linux is the basis for several other distributions, including Knoppix and Ubuntu.
Debian is also known for its package management system, especially APT, the Advanced Packaging Tool, for its strict policies regarding the quality of its packages and releases, and for its open development and testing process. These practices afford easy upgrades between releases without rebooting and easy automated installation and removal of packages.