Open Source Intranet Posted on: January 30, 2008 at 12:00 AM
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An Open Source Intranet Focused on Projects In this series I've examined two very competent content management systems: Drupal and PHP-Nuke. Digger Intranet Open Source (IOS) has two significant differences. For one, it is written using ASP, meaning it requires a server running Windows (or Chilisoft ASP on Linux). More significant
ly, it's designed to be used as a complete intranet solution, rather than a general-purpose CMS.
Installation was an absolute breeze, with hardly any configuration required. The default Access database is already set up, although other systems such as SQL Server, PostgreSQL and MySQL are all supported. The only essential configuration is in stating the intranet's root folder and URL, which can be achieved using any text editor.
However, the problem of a crowded interface has been solved rather ingeniously. Each element of the page can be collapsed when not required, like minimizing a piece of software while not in use.
An Intranet Point of View We are living in a society where information overload is increasingly becoming a problem. With the advent of the web and e-mail, the amount of information exploded, and this has serious consequences for the workplace.
In this article, we will look at some of the benefits Plone can give you in the intranet area. Plone is not restricted to intranet use, but it is a useful example of how to use Plone to leverage the strengths of your company and give you a competetive advantage. This is not aimed to be a very technical article, but rather to try to explain why Plone has gained a such a large following, and what its main strengths are. It's mainly targeted towards decision makers and managers.
Recent developments in business processes have shown that company intranets aren't just for big companies anymore. Most companies, big and small, have the need to set up intranets and internet pages, and organize the available information.
Open source intranets Open source platforms continue to advance and evolve and they?re starting to appear more often as solutions for enterprise intranets.
According to WhatIs.com, ?Open source refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. (Historically, the makers of proprietary software have generally not made source code available.) Open source software is usually developed as a public collaboration and made freely
available. One of the leader?s in the open source intranet space is Plone ? a collaborative content management system that is regarded as one of the better open source enterprise intranet platforms.
Royal Bank of open source intranet
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has revealed it is working on a large content management system (CMS) based on the open source application server
Zope. At the end of last year, the bank sent an email to a number of Zope mailing lists, stating it was looking for a developer to join the CMS development team in its Corporate Markets division, which provides financial services to large and medium-sized businesses and serves around 75,000 customers worldwide.
The job advert said the bank was looking for a developer with three years experience of developing with Zope and Python and "demonstrable experience of working with and scaling high volume Zope sites".
Lotus Intranet with Open Source Solutions
Intranet functionality within Notes doesn't end there, however. In addition to creating custom applications yourself (which you can always do) you can easily leverage the work that has gone on in the Notes and Domino open-source community.
OpenNTF.org is an online community of open-source Lotus Notes and Domino programmers. Their projects cover almost every aspect of Notes and Domino-based intranet functionality you may be looking for. I'll introduce you to a few of the projects here today, and in the coming months I'll go into more detail on what some of the individual applications can do for you and your company.
For the sake of journalistic integrity, I do need to disclose that OpenNTF.org founder Bruce Elgort is a friend of mine, and I am the announcer "voice" behind an "OpenNTF Update" segment on the Taking Notes podcast. But, seeing as OpenNTF.org is the only Notes and Domino open-source site, and it's nonprofit, there's nothing for me to gain other than helping you to strengthen your Notes-based intranet.
Open Source: Intranet Portal Project In this short article, David Viney examines whether Rapid Application Development (RAD) or Waterfall development methodologies should be used during Intranet Portal projects. Building Bridges I have often used the analogy of building a bridge to explain to business colleagues the difference between RAD and Waterfall. Let's say that we are in the middle ages and the Mayor of Kingston-upon-Thames is evaluating whether or not to build a bridge over the river to the north side, to replace the current ferry. The whole area has been growing rapidly and a bridge at Kingston should give his town a lead against competing local towns like Ham and Richmond (who also have their own ferries).
However, building a bridge presents problems. Firstly, the bedrock north and south of the river are very different. Secondly, the river is still tidal at this point and its path continues to vary across the floodplain.
An open source intranet for learning communities
Shadow netWorkspace (SNS) is a web application system that allows a school or any type of community to establish an intranet with network workspaces for all members and groups. The goal of SNS has been to make it easy for schools and other educational organizations to provide network services in support of implementing a learning community. SNS is open source software using the GNU General Public License
(GPL). Educational and political leaders join educational technologists in a belief that Internet-based educational technology can contribute to substantial improvements in education. For example, Goal 5 of the National Educational Technology Goals in the United States declares that digital content and networked applications will transform teaching and learning
. However, this belief in the potential of technology to improve education is tempered by the recognition that even with widespread increases in access to ever more powerful technology, the impact of technology on school improvement has been limited.
Intranet Open Source 2.7.2 Here's an intranet application that takes a classic open-source marketing tack: give away a bunch of useful functionality, and hope to make some money by selling additional add-ons. The free part is useful enough that it just might work out that way.
The idea is simple: this is the sort of application that a small consulting company might use to manage its projects and time. It's implemented in classic ASP with an Access backend (scripts are available to convert the backend to SQL Server 7.0 or 2000 if you prefer). At the heart of the system are tracking pages for clients, projects, tasks, and timecards (hours applied to an individual task - you might have seen other systems call these timeslips). There's not full Gantt-chart project scheduling here, but there is plenty of room to plan future projects, as well as a good set of reports to tell you how you're doing.
Source Intranet Services * Development of business web applications and software modules for intranet and extranet.
Benefit from our skills in designing e-commerce solutions with high added value and of our technical expertise in the construction of high traffic management and dynamic content publication systems
* Use, implementation and personalisation of open source solutions for content management, e-mails and project follow-up.
* Development of web service platforms.
Offer your partners, clients and colleagues privileged access to your information systems by wrapping them in a software layer that is safe and based on standards.