I am seeking collaboration, partners and moral support for my FOSS
business start-up, OpenPoint
It is targeted at Small to Medium Businesses in Ireland and it's logic
runs as follows:
'Provide a comprehensive, easy to engage with, single point of IT
service for SMB's interested in using FOSS'
I do not want to re-invent the wheel. There are already many individuals
and IT businesses providing FOSS services in Ireland. For business
managers however this is not always the safest scenario. They can
encounter too much choice between vendors and diversity of products on
offer. They may feel safer going down the 'Microsoft Certified' route in
the knowledge that many different certified vendors can support one
product family into the future.
OpenPoint addresses this barrier to adoption in the following ways:
-By building a community based delivery network of IT professionals
-By agreeing a common set of technologies and products and making the
documentation of these easy and accessible
-By being an identifiable brand for FOSS IT project management, thus
building public trust.
Openpoint is just starting out - so nothing is set in stone. I am
looking for a core of people who can see the potential in the business
model to get involved in whichever way they can to kick-start it's growth.
*_A little bit about myself:_*
Name: Michael Jonker
I qualified in 1997 as an architect (the building kind!)
Since the economic downturn I have turned my full attention to my FOSS
interests - so I am no guru. I understand the logic of systems, the
importance of the humans which operate within them and how to manage
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