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Open Source Consulting

Planning & Strategy

Catalyst has been successfully using free and open source technologies for more than 15 years.

We can help your organisation make the most of what is available, both for your immediate and your longer term needs. Whether you are looking to drive down technology costs or open up your IT systems, Catalyst can advise from a position of in-depth experience and practical know-how.

Client Relationship Management – Our long-term approach to projects has seen us partner with some of our clients for as long as Catalyst has existed. We can offer you ideas and advice on new directions in which you can take your website and project, based on our growing understanding of your business.

Project Management – Our team can manage and collaborate on a web project all the way from inception to completion, keeping you informed and involved every step of the way, keeping tabs on deadlines, dollars and deliverables.










Open Source Evaluation

Today, free and open source software is available in every category of business application, from enterprise content management to infrastructure. As an entirely independent organisation, Catalyst can provide truly independent evaluation of open source applications to inform your decision-making. We not only look deeply into the technology itself, but also consider the overall health of open source projects. How openly is the project being run? How many contributors are there and how frequently do they meet? How mature is the project's roadmap?

Open Source Adoption

Catalyst is able to provide comprehensive support for open source systems, so your organisation can easily and confidently make use of what is freely available. We can also help you plan an open source adoption strategy for your organisation, including helping you build in-house capability to support free and open source technology.

Creating and Maintaining Open Source

Organisations worldwide increasingly see the benefits of making their investment in open source development available to others. Catalyst can help you plan the best approach to releasing code as open source, and managing new projects within open source communities. While it is not always useful to contribute development work back to an existing project, Catalyst can also advise when it is and how best to go about it.

Managing Your IT Investment

Catalyst builds enduring relationships with our clients. This gives us a valuable perspective on your longer term goals and needs from the technology you invest in. As a Catalyst client you will benefit from the spirit of partnership we provide. We are able to look beyond the immediate, and help you plan more effectively for changing and future business needs.