Mastering CFEngine Configuration Management Software in Montreal with Jonathan Clarke

This coming September, Normation‘s CTO Jonathan Clarke* will travel from Paris (France) to Montreal in order to give a 3-day modular training session on CFEngine 3** at Savoir-faire Linux. Our CFEngine Practice Leader Jean Rémond had a talk with him over a Google video chat recently. Jonathan provided him insight into the training syllabus tailored to the needs of system administrators seriously interested to get their hands on this popular open source configuration management system.

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» Read more about CFEngine on Wikipedia.
» Learn more about the training on the CFEngine website.
» Register to this North-American session on Evenbrite.

*About The Instructor

Jonathan Clarke has already trained hundreds of people and he is one of the few CFEngine Champions worldwide. You may follow him on Twitter where he is known as @jooooooon42.

*About CFEngine

In short, CFEngine is an open source software that aims to provide automated configuration of large-scale computer systems and a unified management interface for servers, desktops, networked devices, smartphones, and tablet computers. The editor is based in Norway and reports 10 millions servers under management in more than 100 countries, including those of many of the world’s largest organizations. Many North-Americans companies rely on Savoir-faire Linux’s Infrastructure team to coach them and help them to leverage the power of this automated configuration management system.

The OpenERP event of the year in Canada

Logo OpenERPSavoir-faire Linux is co-organizing the OpenERP event of the year in Canada. This half-day conference on the open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software OpenERP will be in English, in Montreal, on June 5. This is a unique opportunity for networking and learning for both integrators interested in this solution and its current or potential customers, who will be able to better understand how development and technical support communities work in open mode.

Savoir-faire Linux launched the OpenERP Montreal Meetup last year. This is one of this editor’s most active partners and his only training partner (see Training Centers) in Canada. As a matter of fact, Savoir-faire Linux consultants will deliver half of the conference presentations. Program Summary: Discover the business model of OpenERP s.a., its partnership program, a demo of the latest version of the software and some case studies.

Register now to discover the benefits of a business model based on openness, collaboration, pooling efforts and gains:
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Keren Merimah’s Special Thanks to the INTRACOM 2013 Community


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Keren Merimah is Senior Account Manager for North-Eastern America and Israël at Liferay. Last week, she was in Montreal for a couple of days, and presented her journey with Sesame Street and Liferay Social Office at the INTRACOM conference. Before flying back to New York City, she recorded this short video (click above) to say goodbye and keep in touch with all the people she met here.

Photo of the Liferay/SFL booth at INTRACOM
Sven Werlen and Sevan Hanssian (SFL) with Keren Merimah at the Liferay booth, INTRACOM 2013.
Photo by canadadri aka Christophe Villemer

At Savoir-faire Linux, we had already met Keren on various occasions, in particular at the North-America Symposium where we celebrate our special partnership with the Liferay community every year. But it is always a great pleasure to meet her and enjoy her thoughts, her energy and her beautiful attitude regarding open source. We were thrilled to have her with us at the Liferay booth.

We also seized the opportunity to bring together for a second time the Liferay Montreal User Group that was launched earlier this year, and were proud to share our partnership with Liferay with our own business community here in Montreal. We reconnected with a few Liferay clients we had worked with in the past and we also met new people who are interested in this great Web portal and enterprise collaboration platform.

Our very special thanks to the INTRACOM organizers and the Réseau ActionTI volunteers (see our video tribute :-). It was an excellent event and a unique occasion to hear about the general trends and specific needs in the field of enterprise communication in Quebec. See you next year!

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Talend and Savoir-faire Linux Present Open Data Management

talend_youtubeLast week, Susan Eckenberger and Jim Battista, two executives of Talend Inc., were in Montreal to meet some clients and selected guests in Savoir-faire Linux headquarters. We captured for you most of this meeting on video.

In this first part, Jim introduces Talend and explains how any business can leverage their information assets and undertake inexpensive projects of migration, consolidation, synchronization and data visualization thanks to Talend’s open source, integrated platform. His short presentation covers a brief overview of the corporation and solution history, the technology behind it, and the business model based on innovation sharing and collaboration.

First OpenERP Montréal Meetup at Savoir-faire Linux

Mark your calendars! The first OpenERP Montreal Meetup is scheduled for October 10th. Savoir-faire Linux has taken the initiative to launch this monthly community of practice to allow Quebec businesses to discover the tremendous potential of OpenERP, and to share their needs, knowledge and projects in an open group, on an informal but regular basis.

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In summary, OpenERP is an open and free software suite of integrated business management. It contains some 700 application modules, from sales to client relation management (CRM), project management, warehouse management, production, accounting, human resources and more. This solid enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform is developed, moderated and supported by OpenERP, a Belgian company with offices in Luxembourg, India and the United States; together with the help of a strong community of more than 1500 individuals and 400 organizations in over 70 countries – including a dozen in Canada.

During this first meeting, which will be held in the Montreal offices of Savoir-faire Linux, Pierre Lamarche – an ERP functional consultant – will present the sales and CRM modules. The presentation will in fact be the starting point of a round of informal conversations on the product, its features and its ecosystem, as well as on the future of the event itself.

Current and potential users interested in ERP – business managers, IT directors, integrators and developers – are cordially invited to participate in this “meetup”. Its relevance and success rely on the richness of exchanges, the openness of the participants and their collaborative spirit in developing a shared network and heritage.

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