City of Largo Deploys All-Linux Groupware Solution

The City of Largo in Florida has deployed an 'All-Linux' groupware solution for messaging and collaboration, replacing their existing system running Novell's GroupWise product. The move saves taxpayers millions of dollars in hardware, software, support, and upgrade costs. Bynari Inc.'s Insight solution was chosen for its ability to run on a Linux-based thin client network in a Windows-free environment. The announcement follows the July disclosure by Dave Richards that the City had gone live with the KDE Linux desktop. This deployment is seen as a major milestone in information technology and a proof of the potential of open source solutions for municipal, state, and federal agencies throughout the United States.