We are looking at improving the resources available to Members by contributing free tools and adding information about open source tools. All Members are encouraged to contribute. In the meantime, here are some examples of tools which are already available on the internet:



AWS Free Tier – available for 12 months following AWS sign-up date  – free within certain usage limits https://aws.amazon.com/free


Business Continuity

Open source business continuity management – various



Visualizing Fire Department Responses with CartoDB



Content Management

Drupal – “Open source content management system used by some of the largest websites such as The Economist and the White House”



Enterprise Social Collaboration

eXo Platform  –  “eXo Platform is an open-source social-collaboration software designed for enterprises. It is full featured, based on standards, extensible and has an amazing design.”


ISO 27001:2013 Compliance:

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Statement of Applicability Template



Online learning management

Moodle – “Moodle is a free online learning management system, providing educators around the world with an open source solution for e-learning.”



Network Management

OpenNMS – “OpenNMS is the world’s first enterprise grade network management application platform developed under the open source model.”



Zabbix – “Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices. Zabbix is Open Source and comes at no cost.”




Project Management

Open source project management – various


There is also a useful list  which covers a wide range of open source software – not just IT related. Datamation’s Open Source Software List: 2015 Ultimate List, updated every month, highlights a list of open source software related to a particular category, such as security, cloud computing, small businesses, big data, games, etc. Projects are organized into categories and arranged alphabetically within each category. Internet of Things was added as a new category this year. The list  includes Dancing, eBook Reader, Music Education, Poetry and Screenplay Writing tools. Have fun.




Yes, you can try this at home.  Here are some articles which describe online scientific & engineering tools and provide links to the tools.


Pensoft Publishers. “New fast and free method to make accurate digital line drawings.” Science Daily, 30 July 2015. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150730111037.htm – the link is at 10.3897/zookeys.515.9459


University of Kansas. “Online tool enables public to track ‘tip-of-the tongue’ states, speech errors.” ScienceDaily, 5 August 2015. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150805122635.htm  – the link is at http://spedi.ku.edu


Some DIY climate science:

The Conversation: Climate models too complicated? Here’s one that everyone can use  October 13, 2015  Monash University  http://theconversation.cmail2.com/t/r-l-zydujht-ihihuyyuhh-s/  – The link is at http://monash.edu/research/simple-climate-model/mscm/index.html


For detailed analysis of current climate data, check out this Kevin Cowtan video, which has tools you can use yourself (data and software) to check the results (which are regularly misreported by climate change sceptics.)