Today I got promoted to IT manager position after my proposal got approved by the management to use multiple open source solutions and replace propriety products the company is using.

Tests went well and they were happy with the services. I will be handling the migration and training for the coming months.

To thank the wonderful open source community I will be donating a part of my pay for the coming 3 months.

❤️ :opensource:

@mdbekhit Congrats! I'm curious about what services you plan to replace?

@jlelse Thank you! The first stage will be replacing the windows dc and file server with Zentyal and Nextcloud. Also some workstations that uses web apps with Ubuntu.

Later we will review what other changes we can do.

I will handle the IT policies and documentation too.


@mdbekhit congratulations!! 🎉 What solutions will you be implementing?

@mdbekhit Congrats for the promotion, but the most important, congrats on picking the right path! #OSS #FOSS

@elacheche Thank you. Been using open source for 11 years. I am an ooen source advocate.

@mdbekhit people like you need to be promoted and begin up to the leading positions. ❤️👍

@mdbekhit I was actually able to convince my internship to replace some proprietary file sharing/cloud storage service with Nextcloud. I heard my boss talk with someone and I just randomly dropped in on the conversation and they started researsching and asking me and got really excited. They still use Windows though :/ And their security SUCKED. They had not changed their passwords in years and stored them plaintext........

@Martex It is almost the same situation here. The plan here is to do a lot of changes but in stages starting with DC and file server. Documentation and Policies will be edited or re-written.

@mdbekhit Congratulations ! What a good read early in the morning!

@mdbekhit interesting, I hadnt heard of zentyal (looks like it's open core but still)

@penguin42 Zentyal is a pretty neat for a small to medium business server. It has almost everything one needs. Directory, firewall, IPS/IDS, Antivirus, email, load balancer, WAN failover and much more.

@lx The company lacked policies and documentation. IT department had multiple issues with handling the data, devices and configurations.

When I joined I have sent multiple reports regarding the issues we have and the solutions to the company's management.

This made them interested in hearing me out and we had a meeting which ended up me being promoted and handling the transition to a better infrastructure.

@mdbekhit I wish that would work as easily for me 😁
For me it's more like "good job, but we don't really care" or "we will fix that soon (TM)"..

@lx Sadly a lot of companies think like this. Guess I was lucky that the owner I work for actually cares.

@mdbekhit well deserved promotion if you ask me:) I'm trying my best as a user to move my company to opensource as well.... wish me luck!
As other's have said, very kind of you to encourage and support the community.

@LPS Thanks! I wish you all the best. It is not easy to convince others to change. You really have to show them why they might need the change.

It is all about creating a solid infrastructure from both technical and management sides.

Giving back to the open source projects is the least one can do to be honest. There a lot of great projects available.

What kind of company is this? What is thei business all about?

@syntaktis The company handles the social media part for multimedia and sports entities in the Middle East region.

hmmm... that, partially, explains how come they are that progressive

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