This weekend the IT infrastructure has been upgraded with installation of our own cloud service using the free software ownCloud.

This is a brilliant solution if you are an individual or a small business wanting to enjoy the benefits of cloud services where data are stored on a web server under your own control.
File synchronization is supported with clients for Linux, Windows and Mac OS as well as via WebDAV. Files can be shares with other users on your own cloud.

Using openSUSE with KDE as desktop environment synchronization of contact information and calendar was set up in seconds by adding a DAV Grouware resource to Akonadi’s resource configuration.