OSS saved millions of ringgit for MAS

(source : InTech The Star Tueday 5 August 2008)

The golden boy of MAS By Steven Patrick

The utilization of OSS in developing a system saved millions of ringgit for MAS. The golden boy of MAS, Sharul Isahak who has worked as an engineer for MAS for 15 years, to create E-Promis (Engineering Project Management System) for managing aircraft maintenance said he saved the high-flying company RM70mil.

Designing E-Promis was not a simple affair because Sharul had to look for the cheapest means possible to create the software.

“This meant looking at open-source solutions. Instead of platforms such as Microsoft or Sun, we chose LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP),” Shahrul added.

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