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Expo highlight openDesk: The Sovereign Workplace for Public Administration

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The new digital workplace for public administration focuses on digital sovereignty, user-friendliness, and sustainability. Only open-source components are used and further developed along the three principles of modularity, interoperability and interchangeability. Together, these pay off in a digitally sovereign workplace.

The following open-source components are offered for the first basic variant in openDesk:

Graphic of the open source components

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- Collabora Online is a powerful, collaborative online office suite that provides all the tools needed to securely create and edit documents collaboratively. Collabora's multi-platform strategy is complemented by Collabora Office for desktop and apps for iOS, Android and Chrome OS.

- Element is an open-source, matrix-based, end-to-end encrypted messenger. Element messenger offers group chats for individuals or teams, voice and video chats, and also bridges communication silos like WhatsApp or Signal.

- Nextcloud is a comprehensive open-source collaboration platform that enables users to securely collaborate and share data. As part of openDesk, Nextcloud Files provides secure and universal file access.

- Nordeck IT + Consulting develops collaboration widgets as part of openDesk, including video conferencing based on Jitsi and messaging based on Matrix Element.

- OpenProject brings project management functions for classic, agile and hybrid project management to openDesk. The software supports collaboration among distributed teams throughout the project lifecycle.

- Open-Xchange provides comprehensive e-mail and calendar functions for openDesk.

- Univention develops open-source solutions for central identity and access management. Univention provides the components web portal, through which all applications can be accessed, and the central cross-application management of digital identities and access rights in openDesk.

- XWiki is an open-source enterprise wiki for openDesk.

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