Following the successful launch of our public sector open source campaign back in September, we have since been involved in a range of events and activities to build confidence in open source.
We exhibited at Think G Cloud in October, which featured a jam packed day of keynote, workshops and interactive sessions shining the spotlight on the G Cloud procurement framework. Peter Edwards, Digital Manager at the British Council spoke on the Q & A Panel for suppliers and buyers, sharing his experiences of procurement via the G Cloud framework.
Ixis are delighted to be sponsoring the forthcoming DrupalCamp North West, which is being held at Salford University’s business school at MediaCity UK.
The event is the brainchild of the North West Drupal User Group, bringing together developers, themers and those using, or interested in, Drupal and will be held on 23-25 November.
Friday is entitled Drupal Means Business - giving delegates and businesses the opportunity to network with potential partners and learn from enthusiasts in the digital industry. The business day is aimed at Digital Managers, Marketing Managers and IT Procurement Managers.
In the early days of Ixis, we ran the open source PBX Asterisk in-house. At this stage we didn't have servers coming out of ears like we do now and ran it from an archaic pentium 3 that was literally shoved under a desk.
Whilst this worked and got us by, it was far from ideal being a single point of failure. We also spent much more time than we should have on the initial setup and learning Asterisk, and were still only just scratching the surface of it's full capabilities.
So we moved to a hosted Asterisk setup from Gradwell. For just £8 per month we got an external 01x phone number and 10 internal extensions, which was more than adequate as we only 4 staff at the time.
As well as launching our hugely popular pocketsize guide to open source (OS) and Drupal, Ixis teamed up with the British Council to deliver a seminar detailing the view from both sides of the coin – the supplier and the public sector organisation switching from proprietary frameworks to OS.
Ixis has taken delivery of a new batch of little ones being welcomed into the family as we speak.
The new set of limited edition Druplicons are pantone matched to the Drupal logo and in my opinion, superior to their brothers. We will be distributing these along with our pocket sized guide to Drupal at our roadshow events, starting this Thursday at Efficient ICT 2012 in London.