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.
LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite, it comprises of programs for word processing, the creation and editing of spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, working with databases, and composing mathematical formulae. It is used by over 120 million users world wide and available in 110 languages.
.riess applications has developed a name for itself in the open-source community, especially in the migration to free office suites and have more than 15 years experience. They successfully implemented free office suites across various desktop environments, companies, organizations and institutions.
“We are happy to be in partnership to bring LibreOffice to the communities of Botswana”, says Mr. Lothar Becker of .riess application. “LibreOffice is a comprehensive suite which meets all demands of the modern office at an affordable cost compared to its alternatives.
“LibreOffice gives office softwares plus financial relieve plus the freedom to innovate.” said Selefo Sabone, Managing Director at Retention Range.
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.
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.
Cambridge, United Kingdom – February 23, 2017 – Collabora Productivity, the developers behind LibreOffice Online, has partnered with Retention Range in Botswana, making Collabora Online available for the first time in Africa.
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