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Sopra Steria is a European leader in digital transformation, working in partnership with leading private and public sector organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes. With a workforce of over 5000 across the UK and Ireland, we help our clients to align their IT and business strategy.

We are a total solution provider with a breadth of open source skills from architecture and systems integration to digital delivery.  These are crucial in helping our clients to embrace emerging technologies and make a difference to their customers.

Our long history of supporting the open source community includes sponsoring hackathons and organising quarterly events for the JBoss User Group (JBUG) Scotland: an open community with a shared interest in enterprise middleware and JBoss software.  We have also delivered many innovative and cost-effective open source solutions across the private and public sectors, and work in partnership with leading open source providers such as Alfresco and Red Hat.

The Group generated a turnover of €3.1 billion pro forma revenue in 2013 and currently employs over 35,000 people.

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CGI has established an Open Source Digital Services Centre for software development in Glasgow. This new facility opened in early 2014 and will become a centre of excellence for Open Source software development services to CGI’s clients across the European public and commercial sectors.

Open Source software means clients are not tied to a specific program vendor when creating websites or other digital platforms. The recognition of Open Source software as a preferred option to deliver fast and flexible solutions for clients is increasing, not least as a result of the government commitment to use Open Source software. The new centre will also allow CGI to further consolidate its world-class capability and provide clients with the best mix of solutions for evolving digital needs.

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Net Talent

Net Talent are IT, Digital and Data recruiters.

We are established Open Source recruiters - with a team dedicated solely to the Open Source community.

We have helped grow Open Source teams within some of the UK’s leading organisations from small technology start-ups to large multinational consultancies and are proud to have played a part in their success.

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Informatics Ventures
Informatics Ventures - Supporting Scotland’s Innovators and Entrepreneurs.

Palamida is making the new era of Open Source-based software development safe for enterprises, by enabling code from communities and organizations around the world to be used and reused to build richer, higher quality and more secure applications faster and at lower cost than ever before. As organizations adopt this new model of development, Palamida’s ability to translate its deep expertise and experience into actionable advice and guidance as well as products and services makes us the best choice for customers who seek to manage this new “supply chain” of software used by their organization.

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SalesAgility is an ISO-accredited professional IT services consultancy engaged in transforming the business needs of our clients into robust and elegant SugarCRM and SuiteCRM deployments.

We have been innovating on the SugarCRM platform since the earliest days of the project. We've delivered more than 300 SugarCRM and SuiteCRM projects and are known gobally as a world class knowledge and expertise resource.

The most public demonstration of our capabilities is SuiteCRM. SuiteCRM is a massively extended version of SugarCRM published as open source. SuiteCRM adds Products, Quotes, Invoices, Contracts, PDF Templates, Reporting, Portal, Events, Teams and Workflow functionality to the Community Edition of open source. Take it for a spin, it's the world's best open source CRM application.

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