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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

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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 in the strength of its communities. This report and interview series examine how to engage and successfully maintain such communities.

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 series highlights fundamentals for the enterprise as manifested in global customer demand trends.

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

7 Things Every Executive Should Know About Telecom Expenses


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arguments about foss  Things Every Executive Should Know About Telecom Expenses Telecom Expense Management (TEM) is the practice of automating telecommunication service expenses (voice, data, and wireless) across your enterprise to save money and streamline telecom expense management. Source: Telesoft Resources Related to 7 Things Every Executive Should Know About Telecom Expenses : Telecom Expense Management (TEM) (Wikipedia) 7 Things Every Executive Should Know About Telecom Expenses Telecom Expense Management is also Read More

Software Estimation How to Go About It


While many software professionals know one or more software sizing techniques—most have a reasonable understanding of function point analysis (FPA) or use case point techniques—they’re often stymied when it comes to making a real-life estimate. Learn a methodology that can help you make realistic estimates, including best- and worst-case scenarios that you can use to make pricing and delivery commitments to clients.

arguments about foss  Estimation How to Go About It While many software professionals know one or more software sizing techniques—most have a reasonable understanding of function point analysis (FPA) or use case point techniques—they’re often stymied when it comes to making a real-life estimate. Learn a methodology that can help you make realistic estimates, including best- and worst-case scenarios that you can use to make pricing and delivery commitments to clients. Read More

Top 5 Reasons ERP Implementations Fail and What You Can Do about It


Somewhat surprisingly, it is generally agreed upon in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) consulting community that failures are rarely caused by the software. Yes, it’s true. Most of the packages on the market today actually do what the vendor claims. Ultimately, what this means is most of the problems that come with an ERP install can be summed up in one word: People. Read this white paper to find out more.

arguments about foss  5 Reasons ERP Implementations Fail and What You Can Do about It Somewhat surprisingly, it is generally agreed upon in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) consulting community that failures are rarely caused by the software. Yes, it’s true. Most of the packages on the market today actually do what the vendor claims. Ultimately, what this means is most of the problems that come with an ERP install can be summed up in one word: People. Read this white paper to find out more. Read More

The Truth about Software-as-a-service (SaaS)


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arguments about foss  Truth about Software-as-a-service (SaaS) NuView Systems was named a finalist today in the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) 24th Annual CODiE Awards. The award is based on the best software solution that automates any aspect of human resources management, including HRIS, benefits administration, recruiting, payroll, performance appraisal, asset management, etc. The solution can be distributed as a service (SaaS) or installed (NuView offers both options). Source : NuView Systems, Read More

Six Reasons You Should Think About Getting a New Accounting System


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arguments about foss  Reasons You Should Think About Getting a New Accounting System Accountants and business people overall are generally aware that whatever happens in the company must be reflected in the corresponding accounting books or ledgers as accurately and as quickly as possible. This means that accounting as a business process should be able to obtain, process, and store a significant volume of data that comes from a battery of different sources. I do not believe we need to convince anybody to use a Read More

PLM and FOSS, What PLM Seekers Think?


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Fixed Assets: Why They’re about More than Depreciation




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Think About Design When Thinking of BI


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arguments about foss  About Design When Thinking of BI On January 5, 2009, the American Design Communities presented a document to the US Congress called “Redesigning America’s Future: 10 Design Policy Proposals for the United States of America’s Economic Competitiveness & Democratic Governance.” Indeed, design is gaining importance in every area. This discussion with technologist Elif Tutuk explores how design thinking could be applied to business intelligence (BI). Read More

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Saba Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 3




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