Whether your organization is new to or seasoned veterans in the open source solution space, CEI can add value through service offerings tailored specifically to meet the unique challenges of open source. The mission of the CEI Open Source practice is to help organizations realize the many benefits of open source technologies while avoiding the many pitfalls.
An open source software development strategy allows organizations to make a small initial investment in a technology stack that meets their immediate needs while allowing incremental growth as the business needs evolve. This is both the biggest prize and the biggest challenge of an open source strategy. Changes to the underlying technologies and related solution architecture cannot be allowed to interfere with a development team’s ability to produce business functionality quickly. When it does, the value proposition of an open source approach quickly diminishes.
CEI has built our Open Source practice specifically to help organizations maximize the open source value proposition. Our experts are, first and foremost, technologists with strong fundamentals in software development methodologies such as Object Oriented and Web Design Patterns, Service Oriented Architecture, Model Driven Architecture, Object Relational Mapping, and Agile Software Development. These fundamentals allow us to meet the unique needs of any engagement regardless of the technologies involved, however, the natural evolution of our engagements over the years has resulted in technology focus areas.