This book will show you that it is possible to run your IT without any license costs.
Zero License Costs? It is possible!
This book will show you that it is possible to run your IT without any license costs. A book for managers ready to take over responsibility and reduce the TCO (total cost of ownership). Descriptions of enterprise ready software plus checks to move services back from foreign servers on the Internet – aka Cloud – to your office and much more is inside this book.
Table of Contents
- Table of Contents
- Legal Notes
- Witch way to go
- Hardware and virtualization software
- Open Source Snapshot Backup
- Firewall with failover and replication
- Company network – Basic Services
- Intranet DNS server 23
- Intranet DHCP server 23
- Intranet NTP Server 24
- Intranet Proxy server with virus scanner 24
- VPN to access services or net-to-net 26
- E-Mail and Groupware server
- E-Mail filter and virus scanner
- In-House Cloud System
- Encrypted Instant-Messaging server
- File Sharing
- Open Source VoIP telephone system
- Monitoring and alerting
- Workstations, PC’s and Laptopsv
- Linux Terminal Server
- Suggested Open Source Software
- Firewall Builder 62
- LibreOffice the powerful office suite 62
- Thunderbird e-mail/groupware client 64
- Firefox browser 65
- Open Source CAD solutions 67
- Image management and manipulation 69
- Desktop Publishing 72
- CRM and Billing solutions 73
- ERP solutions for the enterprise 75
- Other software 76
- Coaching and Consulting
- About The Author
- Other Books By (Author)
- Can I Ask A Favour?
Witch way to go
For managers and decision makers it is kinda hard to find the best way for their companies. Even the “Cloud” version is out the scope of this book I will ask you a very few questions and you should be able to decide very easy.
First of all you have to understand the definition “Cloud”. The “Cloud” simply is one or more servers on the Internet, operated by different people. There is not “one Cloud”! Everybody is able to setup a server on the Internet, offering space or services like e-mail or similar and name it “Cloud”. So there are millions of “Clouds” and marketing departments found a great name to get people used to save their data on foreign servers they do not control. Funny part of it, if you ask somebody to save data on Internet servers, mosts says, no, I would not do it!
The first question I ask customers if they come up with the idea of putting their data and services into the “Cloud” is always the same.
“Remember a few years ago. A new supplier visits your company and ask you to print out all of your customers data, contacts, CRM notices, sales and forecast reports and put everything in his car. He promises you that he will not read or use any of your data. He finally tells you, that it is for sure better he has all of your data, than they are in your company.”
About The Author
Karl M. Joch is founder of CTS GMBH with more than 30 years experience in national and international projects. He worked in over 15 countries.