Alberta companies help Free the Penguins

Posted by Rob Lewis

Edmonton's Omni Technology and Calgary's Userful Corporation announced today that over 50 academic institutions from 29 US States and 10 countries worldwide have signed up to deploy Multi-station Linux desktops through the Free the Penguins education initiative.

Originally launched in September, Free the Penguins provides customers with a low-cost, high-performance alternative to stand-alone Windows desktops and thin clients for computer labs, classrooms and libraries. Omni, Userful and Novell have agreed to extend this initiative until the end of 2008 in response to extremely strong uptake from schools in the US, Canada, Australia, South America, Europe and Africa.

This initiative is a great story as it has has been successful in helping students around the world get the computers they need while reducing CO2 emissions and electronic waste.

Company:
Userful Corporation
Website:
http://www.userful.com
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Userful lets anyone provide secure managed desktop computers at a fraction of traditional costs. Our software lets you multiply and manage your desktops -- multiplying your hardware investment by delivering up to ten workstations from just one standard PC, and managing them all through an admin web site. Userful software is used daily on over 30,000 desktops worldwide from schools and libraries to hotels and... more

Company:
Omni Technology Solutions, Inc.
Website:
http://www.omni-ts.com
Location:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Since 1999, Omni has helped Novell customers increase the return on their Novell GroupWise, NetMail, eDirectory and mixed OES, NetWare, SUSE Linux, Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange investments. Corporations, governments, universities and school districts from around the world rely upon Omni's proven solutions to: Integrate GroupWise with SugarCRM, info@hand, Microsoft CRM and Salesforce Integrate GroupWise... more


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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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