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Registered Title: CENFOSS Ltd.

Based: 2006

Workers Energy: 12

Nation: Mozambique

Web site: http://www.cenfoss.co.mz/

Kind of enterprise: FOSS coaching, software program growth, internet hosting.

CENFOSS – CENTRO DE FORMACAO EM OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE was established in 2006 in Maputo as the primary official identified Free and Open Supply Software program Coaching Centre in Mozambique. By the mid of 2007 the corporate began to offer providers within the space of Internet Internet hosting, Internet Design and FOSS Consultancy. The CENFOSS concept began after the Mozambique Workshop, in 2006. Free and Open Supply in Mozambique wasn’t one thing new. However till the date, not one of the coaching centres, faculties or universities was taking a look at FOSS as a enterprise for coaching and providers. “Me, Celso, amongst with one other alumni from InWent, Ricardo Mario Taca, we determined to create coaching supplies for the teachings. However a spot and {hardware} gear was essential to conduct the teachings. At that time none of us, the alumni, had cash sufficient to start out it. “

CENFOSS was registered with 4 companions, Celso Timana, Eduardo Timana, Ana Soares and Olga Reina, having just one accomplice with expertise in FOSS. The remainder of the companions had given the logistical assist to CENFOSS. We began FOSS classes with two trainers, one at full time and one other as part-time. From September 2006 till February 2007 CENFOSS had 3 workers. Now, two of the founders have left CENFOSS to allow extra two to hitch: Orvalho Augusto and Rui Reina. And Since then the numbers of employees has elevated to 12 workers which:

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  • Two are CENFOSS companions
  • Three secretary’s with switched schedules
  • 5 technicians
  • Two workplace assistants

Since we have now greater than 10 workers in Mozambique because of this we’re a Medium Firm.

What providers or software program options are being supplied?[edit | edit source]

One of many predominant requests that we have now in our providers has been mail server configuration. These days, extra firms, small and medium sized, are more and more conscious of the advantages of getting their model our providers as area. With out utilizing FOSS as our predominant instrument it would not be attainable to attain our targets. We additionally present community monitoring to firms that want to manage their community for bandwidth consumption. Our answer utilizing free and open sources are:

  • Mailserver – mailrelay/filtering, and webmail (Clamav, Amavis, Postfix, SpamAssassin, Dovecot, Squirrelmail and Zimbra)
  • Internet Proxy – Squid
  • Database modeling – MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • WebServer – Apache, lighttpd
  • Content material Administration System – Joomla, Drupal
  • Statistical Consulting
  • Aplications Design – Utilizing programming languages similar to:

Beside the TCO benefits, we have now the chance to indicate to our prospects that it’s attainable doing enterprise and having a enterprise utilizing the FOSS mannequin. Our service gave us alternative to collaborate extra with different communities round FOSS.

Hyperlink with different firms, companies, NGO, authorities[edit | edit source]

CENFOSS has cooperation and contracts with a number of establishments, from authorities to personal and NGO.

  • CodeWeavers – Is an organization based mostly in USA which develops Wine open supply instrument for interoperability between Home windows and Linux and CrossOver Linux – business open supply instrument with the identical objective as Wine. CENFOSS is a CodeWeavers consumer.
  • Ministry of International Affair – CENFOSS has carried out and keep the mail server from this ministry.
  • College Eduardo Mondlane, Department of Arithmetic and Informatics – CENFOSS has a partnership with this College for coaching academics. Till now we had one workshop over Free and Open Supply performed with 60 college students in 2008.
  • SOCREMO – Financial institution of Micro funds – at the moment CENFOSS helps GNU/Linux on SOCREMO with a one 12 months assist contract. The work entails greater than 150 computer systems to assist and three servers additionally operating GNU/Linux.
  • CEDE, AMODE, RRD, ZE Servicos – CENFOSS offers internet hosting of net and e-mail providers for these firms and group.

Who’re the meant prospects?[edit | edit source]

CENFOSS prospects are categorized in keeping with the providers we provide. Universities college students are those that most require our coaching providers. Originally of 2008 we began to do consultancy for Free and Open Supply Software program. Since then we have now been supporting from telecommunication firms, personal banks and authorities establishments. The desk beneath summarizes our present prospects;

Service Provided by CENFOSS Clients Kind & Service of the Firm Measurement of the Firm
MySQL and Unix/FreeBSD Coaching VODACOM Mozambique Personal GSM supplier Massive Enterprise
Coaching and Implementation of FOSS applied sciences for Nationwide Area Title Servers Telecommunication of Mozambique (TDM) Public establishment for landlines communication and ISP Massive Enterprise
Linux coaching and mail server configuration Ministry of International Affairs Authorities Establishment
CMS coaching Inside Ministry Authorities Establishment
Linux Coaching Ministry of Commerce Authorities Establishment
MySQL coaching Business Financial institution of Investments – BCI Personal Financial institution Massive Enterprise
Linux Assist, coaching SOCREMO Personal Financial institution Massive
Linux Coaching GSTELECOM Personal ISP Massive
Linux Coaching TROPICAL Personal ISP Medium
Linux Coaching PANINTRA Personal ISP Medium
Internet & e-mail Internet hosting CEDE NGO Medium
Internet & e-mail Internet hosting AMODE NGO Medium
Internet & e-mail Internet hosting RRD Design Firm Small
Internet & e-mail Internet hosting Nationwide Institute for Navigation Public Establishment Massive
Internet & e-mail Internet hosting Ze Servicos Personal Agency Small

After working virtually three years with FOSS we have now sufficient expertise acquired alongside the time. We have now seen conditions the place FOSS alone shouldn’t be the answer. Since we assist plenty of firms doing enterprise and utilizing FOSS, we’ll proceed to build up expertise and are higher positioned to advise people, companies and organizations on which know-how to make use of the place of their enterprise and when to make use of that know-how.

CENFOSS has established itself out there as FOSS coaching and answer supplier. Till now we’re the one coaching heart absolutely devoted to FOSS in Mozambique. This does give us and benefits over newcomers who may be our potential opponents. Persevering with with a rigorous advertising marketing campaign, constructing sturdy ties with older prospects in addition to new buyer are a few of our targets within the coming years.

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