Unveiled in January 2006 the Linux Solutions exhibition in Paris, Open Desktop will enable organizations to benefit from all the advantages of Linux and Opn Source software on the workstation.
Even if open solutions now provide an attractive alternative – in terms of increased independence, better control over cost-of-ownership and extended lifespan of investments – the overall management of migration and support projects for desktop environments can still be extremely complex given that thousands of users can be affected.
Building on Bull’s proven methodologies, large-company resources and expertise in managing large-scale desktop equipment pools, Open Desktop offers a comprehensive response to meet this challenge. From assessing existing applications to integration, change management to support, the service covers the entire migration and operational lifecycle. Consultancy and opportunity reviews, systems engineering and migration services, training and change management, support and third-party application maintenance, and comprehensive outsourcing solutions are all on offer.
Open Desktop is centered on Bull’s large-scale industrial production and support resources, particularly the specialist centers of expertise in Linux, OpenOffice, Web technologies, messaging, office automation, security, etc. Open Desktop also includes certified administration tools, professional implementation, training and remote support structures – from the European level 1 and 2, support center operating in six languages, to advanced technical support (level 3) – as well as outsourcing resources. Bull’s close partnerships with Open Source communities and distributions in the desktop world (including Novell-SUSE, Mandriva, OpenOffice.org, Red Hat, ...) are also an important advantage.
Thanks to its highly professional approach, Open Desktop provides the perfect complement to Bull’s Open Energy service – the first comprehensive Open Source services package – enabling public and private sector organizations of all kinds to choose Open Source solutions for their workstations with complete peace of mind.