Retention Range is an open source solutions company headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana. As the name suggests we believe that there must be a measure of retention in the money that enterprises spend to buy the software products that they use. This necessary retention range in software purchase can only be achieved through Software Freedom.
It is important to us that you are empowered by your software solutions to meet all your business needs. Our objective is to give you the flexibility and control over your computer solutions thus empowering you to take your business to greater heights.
Our philosophy is anchored on the four software freedoms defined by the Free Software Foundation:-
We also actively support the on-going Global Open Hardware and Open Document Initiatives.
Join us as we promote these platforms that will enable all nations to participate in the 4th industrial revolution.
Retention Range develops enterprise solutions based on open standards in line with Free Software Foundation and Open Source Intiative principles. We are part of the international open source development community participating in the development of softwares for personal and corporate use across various sectors. As an open source solutions company, we mirror some open source resources to facilitate local and regional access. We have teams of developers engaged in various software projects, all meant to provide enterprises with high quality and affordable solutions to efficiently run their businesses. Our solutions enrich our customers by exposing them to the freedoms of open source.
We are a computer manufacturer of RETENTION desktop computers. By buying these cheaper RETENTION computers, our customers retain their money.
We are currently manufacturing the followinging range of computers:-
We also distribute various computer components and CCTV solutions from our partners.
Our current markets are Botswana, SADC and Africa. We are headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana.
To enrich enterprises by exposing them to the freedoms of open source
To have Free Libre Open Source Solutions (FLOSS) in use across all sectors of the economy
28th March 2018 -Retention Range (PTY) Ltd launches Botswana’s locally produced Desktop Computer. With the increase in costs associated with ICT, Rentention Range has taken this initiative to produce a range of affordable Desktop Computers for the people and businesses across all sectors of the economy. Their Brand, RETENTION, brings to the nation RETENTION CLASSIC for home and office, RETENTION EDU tailored for students from Pre Schools to tertiary and RETENTION LEGACY for Office and home use.
June 2, 2017 – .riess application gmbh, an open source development company based in Germany have partnered with Retention Range in Botswana. .riess applications are certified LibreOffice Migrators and Trainers and this partnership therefore gives Retention Range access to services in those two critical areas.
Gaborone, Botswana – March 27, 2017 – Retention Range, is pleased to announce the launch of Ubuntu Mirror for Open Source Softwares. This will enable Retention Range to offer developers and the ICT community local access to a range of open source resources. This repository can be viewed at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archivemirrors.