Open source migration update

Its been some time since I blogged an update on our open source migration. So in summary:

  • Project start: January 2007
  • Email: whole company migrated to Zimbra, starting August 2007, finished December 2007
  • Web server: migrated to Ubuntu dedicated server September 2007
  • CRM/MIS: Rewrite of complete new CRM/MIS in php/postgresql – started March 2007, finished August 2008
  • Phone system: complete trixbox server bought and configured, ready to migrate once all desktops change to ubuntu and new SIP hard phones configured (started but incomplete)
  • Windows machines: we will end up with 2, 1 for graphic design (corel, AI etc wont run on ubuntu) and 1 for SAGE accounting system – Done
  • Network attached storage: migration completed to a linux driven terastation live
  • DNS/DHCP server: configured and ready to migrate once all desktops change to ubuntu
  • Desktops: bought, and reformating with ubuntu 8.04 started but incomplete

Its a slow process with so many other business projects ongoing, but we expect to complete the full migration by 1 January 2009.