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Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back
I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the

arguments about foss  turns up evidence and arguments demonstrating that much of the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) about FOSS adoption have been put to rest. Remaining squabbles about the concept of obtaining and using FOSS in the enterprise appear to stem from lack of information. So what are enterprise software users demanding in terms of FOSS? Since TEC's main objective is to help companies evaluate and select software, we collect a lot of data about what people are looking for. I look at the data from 20,846 Read More...
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Concerted Disruption, Climb Aboard
Labeled a disruptive technology, it's changing the landscape of enterprise software development, distribution, and consumption. Open source software is grounded

arguments about foss  the credence required in arguments considering the real power and utility of FOSS. I hope to shed a little light on what the community means and how to harness, or better, take part in its potential. I'll start by covering what a FOSS community is. Namely, who it includes, what it involves, and why FOSS practices enable such a community. The second portion of the article will cover what this community means to the software user, organizations that buy into a FOSS implementation, and why it is so Read More...
Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This

arguments about foss  change? Even if pragmatic arguments for open source don't feel convincing (I'll pose some of these for consideration in the second part of the article), look at the demand trends from a global base of enterprise software customers. Any vendor that does not take into consideration the type of demand fomented at the forges of FOSS communities is missing opportunities. How do I know? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) publishes The TEC Q Report , which tracks and reports end user (enterprise software Read More...
Fixed Assets: Why They’re about More than Depreciation


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Saba Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 2
Part 1 of this series introduced Saba Software, a public provider of what it calls “People Cloud,” which constitutes a new class of business-critical software

arguments about foss  Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 2 Part 1 of this series introduced Saba Software , a public provider of what it calls “People Cloud,” which constitutes a new class of business-critical software that combines enterprise learning, talent management, and collaboration technologies. The post first described the vendor’s slew of industry rewards and accolades at the recent 2011 Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston and related events. Then, I discussed the need for the “People Cloud” that Read More...
It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part IV
Part III of this blog series introduced Webcom ResponsAbility, the on-demand workflow automation and business process management (BPM) solution. Anyone

arguments about foss  About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part IV Part III of this blog series introduced Webcom ResponsAbility , the on-demand workflow automation and business process management (BPM) solution. Anyone interested can take the product for a free trial test drive here . Other Real Life ResponsAbility Use Examples In addition to the examples described in Part III , another example of the ResponsAbility software in use can be found in Grayhill, Inc. an electronics manufacturer from Lagrange, Read More...
The Hype About PeopleTools 8
In January 2000, PeopleSoft announced a server centric platform for the development of Internet solutions.

arguments about foss  Hype About PeopleTools 8 Event Summary On January 18, 2000, PeopleSoft announced a new server-centric development platform. PeopleTools 8 Internet Architecture will enable the development, deployment, and management of PeopleSoft's eBusiness applications for business transactions and collaboration via the Internet. The new application is designed to offer developers and customers a single Internet architecture for Internet-based access, effectively lowering application development, deployment, Read More...
Impartial Research About Enterprise Software Is Hard to Find
A software selection project requires a well thought out plan that details what you need from a new or updated solution. The process often begins with careful

arguments about foss  Research About Enterprise Software Is Hard to Find A software selection project requires a well thought out plan that details what you need from a new or updated solution. The process often begins with careful research and determining and prioritizing your functional and technical software requirements. While doing your homework, you’ll no doubt come in contact with a plethora of vendor white papers and marketing collateral to help you grasp the capabilities of their solutions. However, if Read More...
Has Your Company Outgrown QuickBooks? How to Tell and What to Do About It
QuickBooks is highly respected as the world’s most popular accounting system, with more than 4.5 million users. Indeed, QuickBooks provides an excellent

arguments about foss  Your Company Outgrown QuickBooks? How to Tell and What to Do About It QuickBooks is highly respected as the world’s most popular accounting system, with more than 4.5 million users. Indeed, QuickBooks provides an excellent solution for smaller companies. However, growing companies will eventually outgrow the database performance and feature set offered by QuickBooks. This white paper provides guidance in case this happens to you. Read More...
35 Questions Every CFO Needs to Ask About ERP Software in the Cloud
Your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system monitors the status and progress of the business drivers that determine the profitability of your business. And

arguments about foss  Questions Every CFO Needs to Ask About ERP Software in the Cloud Your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system monitors the status and progress of the business drivers that determine the profitability of your business. And as CFO, you have more insight into the balance of all those business drivers than anyone in the organization. But given that the shift to cloud-based business technology has started, is cloud-based ERP the right choice for your organization? Let us help you decide. Read More...
What You Need to Know about E-learning Technology Standards Before Selecting an LMS
If you’re planning to purchase a learning management system (LMS), or upgrade your existing one, you’d better know about SCORM and AICC. Learn why it’s critical

arguments about foss  You Need to Know about E-learning Technology Standards Before Selecting an LMS If you’re a small to medium business looking to purchase a learning management system (LMS), you may not be fully aware of the standards out there for e-learning. Many of us take for granted the fact that we can simply sign up for an e-learning course, whether it’s an online course, or a course offered through our own company’s LMS: We log in, start our training, breeze our way through the content and questions, and ev Read More...
10 Facts about Intelligent Virtual Assistants and How They Improve the Customer Experience
Have you ever thought about what goes into designing and optimizing an intelligent virtual assistant? Or how an avatar can create an even better customer

arguments about foss  Facts about Intelligent Virtual Assistants and How They Improve the Customer Experience Have you ever thought about what goes into designing and optimizing an intelligent virtual assistant? Or how an avatar can create an even better customer experience? Read this guide to uncover the mysteries of virtual assistant design and selection, and get insight into the latest research on the best interactive models and how to use virtual assistants to drive online sales, service, and product education. Read More...
Five Things to Understand About Your Nexus Footprint
The complexities and fluidities of sales tax nexus can be overwhelming and require the constant attention of a tax expert to navigate, but most small to medium

arguments about foss  Things to Understand About Your Nexus Footprint The Sabrix Nexus Determination Services Include: Review of your sales tax nexus report with Sabrix tax experts to provide your organization with an understanding of the report findings. Source : Sabrix Resources Related to Five Things to Understand About Your Nexus Footprint : Sales tax (Wikipedia) Five Things to Understand About Your Nexus Footprint Sales Tax Nexus is also known as : Charge Sales Tax , General Sales Tax , Income Tax Rate , Nexus Sales Read More...
About Big Data
There may not be a consensus with respect to just how big

arguments about foss  big data,big data management,big data analytics,big data analytics appliance,big data file and database management systems,structure big data,big data summit,big data conference,google big data,gigaom big data,big data 2011,big data conference 2011,big data base,big data apache,big data companies Read More...
IBM is Serious About SMB
In the battle for market supremacy, IBM wants to win by reducing Microsoft's market potential. IBM has selected the infrastructure as its battlefield. Both

arguments about foss  is Serious About SMB Event Summary At its recent analyst gathering in New York, IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM), used the occasion to pound its small and medium businesses (SMB) strategy. This time we are poised to win the leadership battle expressed one of their executives. The battle IBM refers to goes back to the early times when Microsoft dethroned IBM in its supremacy over operating systems. IBM has now been involved for more than a decade in enterprise solutions. IBM has been servicing rather large Read More...

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