Open Solutions for SMEs
The “Java Open Business” (JOB) was an innovative Italian project developed by SUN Microsystems Italy in cooperation with TeDIS Center. JOB aimed at increasing the knowledge and the diffusion of open source software among Italian small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The objective of the project was twofold: to foster research on open source and its impact both within business and within IT industry, and to create a place where the business demand meets open source software supply.
Project duration: 2004/2006
JOB intended to promote the creation of an ecosystem for the development of next generation applications and services based on open source software targeted to SMEs.
Starting from 2005, JOB developed a online portal that federate developers, ISVs (Internet Service Vendors), universities and software Houses in a collaborative open environment. The portal was the place where all those actors had the opportunity to interact and cooperate in order to develop new business applications based on open source software.
Today, JOB portal was recognized in Italy as one of the most important web site for Open Source. JOB was invited in several events on Open Source in Italy and was reviewed by the most important technical and economical newspapers in Italy.
· Sun Microsystems Italy
· Ministry of University & Research
· University of Turin
· University of Trento