Business-ready software and services to remove complexity, reduce costs, and regain control.

LOCUS PLEXUS delivers organizations enterprise-grade open source software and managed services—identification, procurement, implementation, and management—to extend operational capacity while reducing total cost of ownership. Start-ups, small businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions partner with LOCUS PLEXUS to expand their IT resources through open source software and dedicated support. LOCUS PLEXUS, works across collaborative communities of practice to identify and deliver high quality, business-ready open source software solutions and dedicated managed services to organizations whose focus is not on or in Information Technology services or support.

 


Less then 3% of companies don't use open source in any way

2015 Future of Open Source Survey Results, NorthBridge & Black Duck Software

With open source there are substantial cost savings.

David McClure, Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, U.S. General Services Administration

Open source software opens up the market to small businesses...

Nicole Munoz, CEO, Start Ranking Now

...it puts them on the same playing field as the giants like Google and Microsoft.

Nicole Munoz, CEO, Start Ranking Now

We see great promise for nonprofits to embrace open source.

John Jones, Vice President of Interactive Strategies, The Case Foundation

93% of companies run open source software.

Open Source Program Survey, The New Stack and The Linux Foundation (via the TODO Group)

We are huge adopters of open source software

Martin Chavez, CIO, Goldman Sachs

68% increase in the use of open source over the past 12 months

The State of Enterprise Open Source, Red Hat, 2019,

We found healthy open source communities and all types of support options

Theresa Rowe, Chief Information Officer, Oakland University

69% of IT leaders say open source software was very or extremely important

State of enterprise open source: 5 telling stats, Enterprisers Project

The flexibility of using open source products reduces time of delivery of services

Robert Wolborsky, Program Manager, Tactical Networks, US Navy Program Executive Office

59% increase in the use of open source over the next 12 months

The State of Enterprise Open Source, Red Hat, 2019,

Open source software can reduce costs and improve overall quality

Dan Massey, Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security

Top benefits of open source? 33% say lower TCO, 26% say higher-quality

State of enterprise open source: 5 telling stats, Enterprisers Project

Open Source is a refreshing change from proprietary software

Bryson Koehler, Chief Information and Technology Officer, The Weather Company

Competitive advantage is a significant reason for adopting open source software

Laurie Wurster, Research Director. Gartner

When a commercial software company goes out of business you're out of luck

Dennis McCafferty, CIO Insight

The White House committed a government-wide open source software policy

Tony Scott, Chief Information Officer, United States of America



 

Start-ups

As an entrepreneur, you have questions: “How do I efficiently manage my people?” “How can I keep track of projects?” “Where do I start with my website?” It can feel pretty overwhelming, luckily, there’s a fantastic resource to solve an abundance of entrepreneurial problems: open source technology - Asha Saxena, Columbia University professor & founder Aculyst Healthcare

Open source software provides all of the tools a start-up needs to get up and running without the expensive licensing fees. Don't waste your investment capital on technology; invest it in launching and growing your business. With so many open source software options, you can explore and experiment with different technologies to find the right one without any fear of lock-in with one application or vendor. LOCUS PLEXUS offers a portolio of software tailored for the needs of start-ups, allowing entrepreneurs to focus on what makes their company different and their work distinctive.

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Small Businesess

When businesses turn to open source software, they free themselves from severe vendor lock-in and the vendor's vision, prices, priorities and policies that limits what they can do with the products they're paying for. - PC World

This is a description of the solution: New to tech choices,; not your area of expertise, start-up costs, finding the right tools--trying things out, experiementing.

 



 

Non-Profits

Focus your time and effort on what you’re building—not what you’re building it with. - Tidelift

This is a description of the solution: New to tech choices,; not your area of expertise, start-up costs, finding the right tools--trying things out, experiementing.

 



 

Schools

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This is a description of the solution: New to tech choices,; not your area of expertise, start-up costs, finding the right tools--trying things out, experiementing.

 



 

Government Agencies

The Federal Government is already building some of our most important projects using open source, and more are launching all the time. - Tony Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer

This is a description of the solution: New to tech choices,; not your area of expertise, start-up costs, finding the right tools--trying things out, experiementing.

 



 

Org Type

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Open source software lowers the cost of starting a business, while allowing customization to meet unique needs. This allows startups to focus on what makes them different and distinctive. This is a description of the solution: New to tech choices,; not your area of expertise, start-up costs, finding the right tools--trying things out, experiementing.

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