Eat your own dog food

January 4, 2007 at 7:57 pm Leave a comment

One of the funniest meetings I ever had was with Siemens a few years ago, they gave a very flashy demonstration and presentation on voice convergence with of course the Siemens product at the core of everything. They implored us that the entire world should be using whatever they were selling.

The first question asked: I guess Siemens use this technology in their own business? Oh no the Siemans salesmen said its much too complicated, buggy and too reliant on top end windows laptops (for the voip client) for our current IT systems. Meeting over.

So any application that Datacom recommend must be good enough to use for ourselves, here’s a quick list:

Voice: Asterisk Server and Skype
Office apps: Google docs and spreadsheet and zoho (although we do still use Exel)
Website Server: Red Hat 9
Email: Gmail and their hosted service
Blog: WordPress
Website forms: Wufoo, Jotform and Zoho Creator
Maps: Google Maps API
RSS Reader: Google Reader
CRM and tasks: SugarCRM
Collabroation: Zoho, Google Apps and Vyew
Secure Remote Access: OpenVPN
Firewall: IPCop variant
internal CMS: Drupal 5.0
Browser: Firefox 2
IM: A real mixture of Campfire, Skype and Wildfire

We still use Windows OS but we don’t recommend customers move away but nor would we recommend an upgrade to vista. We haven’t really found anything to replace Visio.

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