IBM open collaboration client solution: Migrating applications to the Linux desktop

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We are really seeing a surge in interest around migration of desktops to Linux, and IBM is doing some great work on pushing Lotus solutions as the natural choice for collaboration and productivity tools on that platform.  Some good examples of this have been the recent “Lotus on Redhat” promotion, the VDEL OpenReferent solution and the longer-standing SUSE Open Collaboration Client product.

With regard to the SUSE option, developerWorks have produced four really useful whitepapers covering the migration process:
IBM open collaboration client solution: An introduction
IBM open collaboration client solution: Organizational planning and user segmentation for desktop migration
IBM open collaboration client solution: Technical planning requirements for desktop migration

And now the latest one:
IBM open collaboration client solution: Migrating applications to the Linux desktop

Have you wanted to port your infrastructure and business line applications to a Linux desktop environment, but been deterred by the need to access critical Microsoft Windows or legacy applications? Finding a way to support these critical business line applications is crucial when considering the move to Linux. This article highlights the various tools that let you access these applications from Linux desktops.

In the paper the authors cover tools such as Diamond Edge, Mainsoft, Win4Lin Pro and Ericom software – all really useful if you are going to be looking to migrate a suite of enterprise applications (and their users) across to the open platform…

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!