Cambridge, United Kingdom – February 16, 2017 – Collabora Productivity, the developers behind LibreOffice Online, and Workman.net.au, an Australian IT services provider, announce a partnership that will bring Collabora Online to remote Australia.
With Collabora Online rural and remote Australians get access to the commercially supported edition of LibreOffice Online, helping them to improve the productivity of their businesses while keeping in full control of their own data. This will have a positive impact on the local communities and the rural economy.
The most recent edition of open source Collabora Online includes the following key features, which are essential for any business that seeks an online office suite: collaborative editing, excellent support for all popular office file formats, Long Term Support, signed security updates, a SLA, and it’s 100% Open Source.
“We are looking forward to work together with Workman.net.au” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “Workman.net.au’s understanding of the IT needs of rural and remote Australians will be valuable to people in rural Australia that seek to overcome the problems of distance that have always inhibited business development in the Bush.”
“Collabora Online is an excellent product that enables remote and rural Australian businesses to have access to their office documents from any location” said Mark Workman, CEO at Workman.net.au. “With Collabora Online these businesses are able to increase productivity, which will boost the rural economy.”
About Collabora Productivity:
Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, providing a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and Collabora Online provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.
In 1980 Mark Workman used an Apple II Plus and an acoustic coupler to send an urgently needed document from a small business in Sydney to a construction site in Perth. The document travelled the 3,297 kilometres in 20 minutes. That began a lifelong passion for computer networking and using its power to overcome the tyranny of distance that hampers Australian business development outside of the capital cities.
Workman.net.au is passionate about servicing the IT needs of rural and remote Australians. At Workman.net.au we want people living in rural and remote Australia to have the same opportunity to benefit from computer technology as those in major cities. Our mission is to ensure that our clients get the return they need from their investment in computers and technology regardless of where they are located.