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Bacone College Stays Cutting Edge With OpenOffice.org

Sound Strategy

  • March 11, 2004
  • By Rob Reilly

After 124 years of continuous operation in Oklahoma, Bacone College must know how to do a few things right, especially when it comes to making strategic decisions for the future.

It should then come as no surprise that the college would choose to standardize on OpenOffice.org for its writing, spreadsheet, and presentation needs.

Recently, the school knew it was time to upgrade and expand their desktop IT resources, but had the usual issues of funding, aging equipment, and resistance to change. Using Open Source Software and several innovative implementation techniques, the school was able to upgrade their IT infrastructure and make all faculty, staff, and student documents compatible.

It wasn't all that complicated. This is the story of how they did it.

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