jumpbox.jpg Now open source software implementation can be as simple as unwrapping a pretty brown package tied up in string. (And that is one of our favourite things.) JumpBox has just released two new apps - one for open source darling Joomla, and one for SugarCRM, a customer relationship management resource. What is JumpBox? We're so happy you asked.JumpBox makes easy work of deploying server-based software. And what we mean by that is, you don't need to be a proggie or a Mac-strapped tech geek to deploy your delightfully buggy new open source solution. By collecting an application, associated dependencies and application data into a single bundle that can be easily transitioned, JumpBox users can start running an app in minutes and change servers without having to reinstall as they grow. JumpBox also includes support for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux, so apps can be moved from platform to platform with minimal effort. JumpBox also comes at you without codes that need configuring - all of that is handled on a Web interface. It conducts back-ups, maintenance and updates automatically and boasts a consistent, intuitive administrative platform. Perhaps most importantly, you reap the benefits of virtualization -- improved server efficiency, portability and resource isolation -- without the sleepless nights and consequent pallor. The Joomla! JumpBox was the most requested application on the JumpBox download survey, so it's long-awaited. Strapped up for use anywhere in the world, it comes stock with Joomla! 1.0.12. The SugarCRM JumpBox comes with version 4.5.1c of SugarCRM. This customer relationship management system can help enhance marketing performance, increase sales and build upon existing customer satisfaction. JumpBox ensures SugarCRM installation will be as sweet as the software's name. The standard bundled JumpBox platform will soon include a library of pre-installed and pre-integrated open source web applications. You'll need virtualization software like VMWare or Parallels for Macs to get them running, and they're only recommended for small businesses or intimate team environments. A big plus, however: once extracted, you only need 30 seconds of configuration to get an open source suite up and running. That means geek cred without the, well, geekiness. What could be better than that? Take the leap into JumpBox now.