Celebrating 18 Years of Open Source Advocacy, Education, and Development
Bluepoint is a non-profit Open Source education and development center. It is the first organization in the Philippines to focus on Linux and Open Source training.
Bluepoint seeks to be the primary institution focused on Linux and Open Source education based in the Philippines and recognized worldwide.
We started providing vendor-independent Linux training in 1999 with our Total Linux® course, which gradually revolved around the Red Hat Linux distribution - Red Hat being the global leader in developing, deploying and managing Linux and Open Source solutions.
In 2002, Bluepoint offered Red Hat's Linux training and acclaimed Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) programs throughout the Philippines as the official Red Hat Certified Training and Education Center (RHCTEC). At the time, RHCE was named one of IT industry's "10 Hottest Certifications" and ranked as the highest quality training and certification in IT.
We exist to enhance the IT skills of Filipinos by providing globally competitive Open Source education.
We do this by advocating, educating people in, and developing Open Source software through trainings, seminars, fund-raising events, research, and development.
We believe that Open Source provides the greatest degree of freedom in terms of operation as well as development. It is more cost effective and reliable than any proprietary software in the long term. We are committed to excellent service, innovation, diversity, creativity, honesty, and integrity. Our accountability is to God.
By placing addresses into MySQL and providing a web interface to manage content, we no longer need to do needless overtime consolidating files. Also, it gave our network operations group the autonomy to deploy new networks without going through a long-drawn (and often useless) committee process.
We're just beginning to appreciate the freedom open source provides. The next couple of months should be interesting; the applications of open source applies to every section of our network - from maintaining transmission networks to network management and application support/development. This wouldn't have been possible without Bluepoint.
Since I can't divulge the name of the companies due to non-disclosure agreements, I'll just tell you what industries they are in:
A company that I helped save money, initially intended for purchasing licenses for a proxy server, is located at the North Harbor in Manila. Here, I installed Red Hat Linux 6.2, configured firewall, proxy server and PPP protocol.
In another company that helps build houses for less fortunate people, I migrated MS Exchange to Postfix, installed firewall and proxy servers and helped them not to buy more Exchange licenses for additional users.
With these achievements of mine, I am proud to say that being a part of Bluepoint has helped me in my work and career. I became more valuable to the company and have helped companies save lots of money by using Linux.
Any individual who wants to change his or her work/life/career and become more valuable to the company must check out the courses offered by Bluepoint.
More power to Bluepoint! Thanks!
IBM Solutions Delivery
Palau Ministry of Education
Since incron is part of Fedora EPEL, installing it is a breeze. The student was amazed after I demonstrated some of its capabilities. Thanks to Master Engels, may naisagot ako sa student ko.
Today, not only do I have Linux as the operating system for all my stores and server, I also have a very flexible and complete ERP all built on PHP and MySQL. I now have much more control of my business, even as it is expanding. Bluepoint has introduced me to a very powerful tool. I got so much more than what I bargained for!
Jinky Young Eusebio
Executive Vice President
1Rotary Trading Corporation
Previously, we believed that proprietary software is far more sophisticated, advanced and stable than an open source platform. We were made to believe that "Quality Products and Services" can only be provided by proprietary solutions.
Choosing Bluepoint as our "Training Partner" for "Open Source Solutions" is probably the best recommendation I have made for Borland Development Corporation today and in the years ahead.
It was the year 1998 when I first heard about Bluepoint. It took me two (2) decades to have an opportunity to experience up-close and personal their teaching methodology. We were molded to re-think, re-organize and re-build!
Currently, our backbone is shifting from traditional proprietary solutions towards GNU/Linux. Where "Freedom, Friends, Features, First" and its flavors exist to provide us with rational opportunities and results! Front-end systems are now part of our road-map to complement the very heart of our infrastructure.
Using Six Sigma and Lean helped our company to be aware that open source solutions have very high "Return On Investments" with "Minimal Investment Costs."
Thumbs-up and cheers to Bluepoint, Total Linux Class Batch 46, and especially to Sir Engels!
Alvin C. Abuke
Borland Development Corporation