With an open organization and open source-based enterprise applications, software vendor VNC positions itself as an alternative to established software giants.
The few providers dominating the global software market have established spaces for themselves that consumers, politicians, and companies do not approve of: All of them criticize the pricing, the lack of innovation and vendor lock-in efforts of the software giants and disapprove of the intransparent structure of proprietary software. However, applications that are critical for the operation of companies must be open and controllable: “Particularly with its most valuable asset, namely data, the economy must not become dependent on a few players who dictate its conditions,” explains Andrea Wörrlein, managing director of VNC in Berlin, Germany and member of the Board of Directors of VNC AG in Zug, Switzerland.
Responding with the principle of openness
VNC is fundamentally different from the software giants. The enterprise application vendor operates as a completely open organization, where the following principles are key:
- Open Source. Open source programs can be viewed without restriction, the data handling is completely transparent. This feature alone represents significant added value for any company. Open source applications can also be modified and adapted as required. This enables companies to react much more agilely to market changes, and IT service providers can easily respond to their customers’ requirements. Open source also means that developers can combine best-of-breed technologies and tools with each other: This further improves the quality of software products.
- Virtual. For the development of its enterprise software VNC uses the global open source developer community. Due to the specific knowledge, the cultural background and the different approaches of the individual specialists, virtual development teams with exemplary know-how are created, which push innovations significantly faster than closed source teams in individual companies, for example.
- Learning. The learning curve within a global developer community which cultivates the open-mind principle and proactively shares its knowledge is exponential.
All these principles interact and reinforce each other. “Increasing digitalization will no longer allow proprietary systems in the future, because they are inflexible, slow to evolve, and restrict companies,” Andrea Wörrlein remarks. “Agility, innovative strength and openness will be the success factors for companies in the future. The future is therefore clearly Open Source”.
With its open product suite VNClagoon for communication, collaboration and productivity in organizations, VNC openly challenges the large software companies. In contrast to their offers, VNC integrates all functions of the multifunctional software stack in the back end and can also be flexibly adapted in the front end. Thus, both adaptation to specific customer requirements and whitelabeling at provider or company level are possible. The software is flexibly provided as Software as a Service (SaaS) either via a highly secure in-house data center or via European providers, alternatively on-premise in large companies and organizations.
The core teams of VNC in Switzerland and Germany are responsible for strategic and operative planning, product design as well as quality control and assurance. They manage the approximately 1,000 software specialists for product development worldwide. In addition to European developers, these include software experts in India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Ukraine, Great Britain or the USA.
VNC – Virtual Network Consult AG, based in Switzerland, Germany and India, is a leading developer of open source-based enterprise applications and positions itself as an open and secure alternative to the established software giants. With VNClagoon, the organization with its global open source developer community has created an integrated product suite for enterprises, characterized by high security, state-of-the-art technology and low TCO. VNC’s customers include system integrators and telcos as well as large enterprises and institutions. Further information: https://vnclagoon.com
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