Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Open Source Saves Credit Company Thousands in Licence Costs

Filed under

Top Service, specialists in construction industry credit information, recognised that its industry was changing rapidly and its IT infrastructure needed a complete review to cope with these changes and stay ahead of the competition.

Top Service realised that it had to adapt and look at the new opportunities offered by technology. It was actually losing customers who preferred a faster high-tech option over its paper based products.

To exacerbate the problem the company did not have the right IT infrastructure. Its server was outdated and no longer supported and its database technology was unsuitable for providing customers with information electronically.

After an initial meeting the centre introduced Top Service to a number of possible solutions to its problems, both proprietary and open source.

The company had not heard of open source and were wary that it would require a level of technical expertise they did not possess. However after exploring the technology further they realised it could be a viable option for their business.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Chrome Remote Desktop is used on Deepin 15 for remote assistance

If you’ve installed the latest pre-stable edition of Deepin 15 (Deepin 2015), which I just wrote about earlier today (see Deepin 15. This could be the best Linux desktop distribution of the year), a module you’ll find in the Control Center, is Remote Assistance. Read more

Itty bitty ARM module starts at $27

Variscite’s rugged, 50 x 25mm “DART-6UL” COM runs Linux on an i.MX6 UltraLite SoC, offers NAND, eMMC, and wireless, and starts at $27 in volume. In April, Variscite announced the world’s smallest i.MX6 computer-on-module with its 50 x 20mm, Freescale i.MX6-based DART-MX6. At 50 x 25mm, the DART-6UL doesn’t quite match those dimensions, but it offers greater power efficiency, making it well suited for IoT applications and battery-powered devices. Variscite claims it consumes only 5mA in suspend mode. Read more