Preliminary program of “Zentyal Summit 2012 – Talking Linux to small businesses” announced

Zentyal S.L., developer of the Zentyal Linux small business server, today officially announced the preliminary program for Zentyal Summit 2012, that will take place on the 4th and 5th of October in Zaragoza, Spain. Built on the experience and feedback of last year’s extremely popular summit, this year’s program continues providing cutting-edge content for the needs of IT support and service providers and IT administrators interested in taking Linux-based IT infrastructure management solutions to small and medium businesses (SMBs).

The summit begins on Thursday, October 4, featuring a keynote fom Tom Henriksson, Partner at Open Ocean Capital. During his talk “The keys to identify and scale category-winning open source companies” he will give insights on what it takes for open source start-ups to become successful. Open Ocean – the first major owner in MySQL AB – is a leading early-stage venture capital company, with a particular emphasis on European start-ups deploying user community or open source business models.

During the two days of the event, open source software manufacturers such as Canonical – developer of the popular Ubuntu operative system, and Zarafa – developer of the Zarafa email and collaboration platform, together with Zentyal will give a series of both commercial presentations and technical workshops. It will be possible to learn about desktop and server migration to Linux-based systems, how to choose hardware or to integrate infrastructure management systems with user-level applications, or what benefits Samba 4 and single-sign-on bring to IT infrastructure management in SMBs, to highlight few.

Besides advice from manufacturers, the attendees will also have the chance to learn how IT support and service providers, such as Leucotron, Neodoo or Calat, are building their own service portfolios based on Linux and open source solutions. On the other hand, the Community trac held on Friday, October 5, will give insight to the role of the community behind Zentyal as an open source project and it will also offer the chance to propose an elaborate ideas for the roadmap of the next Zentyal server version.

There is no registration fee for participating in the event, but seats are limited so early registration is highly recommended. Both the program and registration form can be found at the Summit website at: The Zentyal Summit 2012 is sponsored by the Zaragoza City Council and Milla Digital, Canonical, Zarafa, Neodoo and National Reference Center for ICT Based on OSS (CENATIC).

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