Free Internet Software Showcased at Free Event

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Birmingham-based Open Advantage is to stage an 'open source showcase' next week - highlighting the significant number of local firms and organisations now using the free software.

The showcase, which takes place on Wednesday, June 20, at the National Training Institute, Bartholmew Row, Birmingham, is a free event.

Delegates will hear the rationale and reallife experiences from a number of local businesses, a charity and organisations who have identified open source as a key enabler of improving productivity and communications with web technologies and collaboration tools: rapid website content management; wikis; blogs; forums; virtual learning; internet telephony; Linux on the desktop, plus more.

Scott Thompson, director of Open Advantage, said: "We want as many people as possible to benefit from being involved with open source and, from understanding the real-life experiences of local firms who can deliver ICT solutions to all firms that provide ease of use, adaptable and affordable ICT - has to be celebrated. …