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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

foss applications  me the companies adopting FOSS applications tend to accept it. Driver's post suggests that it is the more-conservative open-source adopters likely to want the support that this model more easily affords a vendor to provide. It's not without its downsides, which some, like ZDNet's Dana Blankenhorn would characterize as a phony open source trend for 2010: When there’s an open source community version and a paid enterprise version of the same software, what is the difference between writing a

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TEC Research Analyst Round Table: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)


Software-as-a-service (SaaS): friend or foe? SaaS—also known as on-demand or hosted applications—is becoming more and more popular in a number of enterprise application areas and quickly changing the minds of many a skeptic. SaaS is changing the way organizations pay for, implement, and run their software applications. Unlike traditional applications, which are paid for up front and installed on

foss applications  of vendor lock-in. Using FOSS as the basis for their services, some SaaS vendors modify applications specifically for the service they provide. While this is beneficial (FOSS used well), it also brings certain problems to light. A FOSS application delivered as a Web service without reciprocating its code may grow out-of-step with the community ecosystem—losing some of the rising tide benefits. In the SaaS application market, you're unlikely to the find wide-ranging customization possible through FOSS. Read More

Consona’s CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about Consona Corporation’s recent acquisition of leading open source and cloud computing enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider Compiere. After reading a slew of speculative blog posts (including the one from TEC’s free and open source [FOSS] buff and advocate Josh Chalifour), I had an incisive briefing with Consona’s CEO Jeff Tognoni, to

foss applications  the door on the FOSS community. Tognoni is not averse to tapping into the  “wisdom of the crowds,”  but that needs to be mutually beneficial and not turn into a side show of a sort. After all, Consona is in the business of making money (and paying back its loans and debt) and not necessarily in any charity or philanthropic work. Further extensive planning and pondering is required to determine changes to the Compiere product roadmap, to possibly implement customer-driven development processes, and Read More

Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends


Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article highlights FOSS fundamentals with the goal of adding clarity for the uninitiated.

foss applications  by participating in the FOSS project's community you leverage a massive amount of high-quality software at a low cost. Another example of how a vendor can benefit by providing open source applications would include vendors that take existing open source software projects and develop customized offshoots, which address specialized needs. Take a company that would like to provide a specialized CRM system for the health care industry. Such a company can stand on the shoulders of an open source CRM project Read More

Nuxeo Content Management Platform, a Backgrounder


Nuxeo sees its content management product as the base for organizations to create their own content-centric business applications. The company offers some interesting tools to aid in this process, which I’ll get to in a moment. Nuxeo also offers its own distinct modules for document management, case management, digital asset management, and with the recent version 5.5, for social collaboration.
foss applications  of the relatively common FOSS provider business models. The platform is available without a license cost, while the support service is available for a fee. Nuxeo currently has more than 300 clients on the service, so the model seems to have some uptake. Depending on the level of service required, as of this writing, pricing ranges from $12,000 to more than $90,000 (USD) per year. The company counts more than 5,000 installations in some form or another of its products, which indicates there is a Read More

Sales Commission Applications-Build versus Buy


Even though business operations have consistently moved towards packaged applications, some still consider building their own solutions. This is sometimes the case even for such standard operations as sales commission calculations. But it is clear that in the case of most applications—and sales commission applications in particular—buying a packaged application is a much better decision than the alternative.

foss applications  Commission Applications-Build versus Buy Even though business operations have consistently moved towards packaged applications, some still consider building their own solutions. This is sometimes the case even for such standard operations as sales commission calculations. But it is clear that in the case of most applications—and sales commission applications in particular—buying a packaged application is a much better decision than the alternative. Read More

Nimble Enterprise Applications Vendor Faces Stiff Challenges in A Competitive Environment


Despite intensifying competition in the enterprise applications market, IFS likes its chances. IFS has released the seventh generation of its component-based applications, while competitors are still on their first, or second at best. Nevertheless, IFS has a tough road ahead.

foss applications  Enterprise Applications Vendor Faces Stiff Challenges in A Competitive Environment Introduction In a market noted for its turbulence, the ongoing turnaround success of IFS , a global enterprise applications supplier, has gone somewhat unnoticed. IFS was the fastest growing enterprise resource planning (ERP) supplier in the mid-to-late 1990s. But the early 2000s marked a severely painful period for the vendor, including losses peaking at about $85 million (USD) on revenues of about $313 million (USD) Read More

SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure--The Next Frontier?


Leading enterprise applications vendors believe it is crucial to quickly complete the transition to a service oriented architecture (SOA) from monolithic client/server architectures. For the "Big Few" the "stack" race, including applications, databases, application server and middleware, has intensified.

foss applications  based Applications and Infrastructure--The Next Frontier? SOA, The Next Frontier The current, rapid pace of global business places a unique set of challenges on all enterprises looking to improve and automate their operations. At the same time companies must also be poised to adapt quickly to change. Growing competition, deregulation, globalization, compliance requirements, merger and acquisition activities, and outsourcing, coupled with supply chain structures and stringent mandating requirements from Read More

Software as a Service: A Cheaper, Faster Way to Access Applications


The dismal economy hasn't been bad news for all segments of the IT industry. The market for applications delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is increasing thanks to customers who seek better/more targeted functionality, quicker deployment/access, lower up-front and ongoing cost, and ease of use. Learn why SaaS has a history of thriving in down cycles, and what to look for in a SaaS solution.

foss applications  as a Service: A Cheaper, Faster Way to Access Applications The dismal economy hasn't been bad news for all segments of the IT industry. The market for applications delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is increasing thanks to customers who seek better/more targeted functionality, quicker deployment/access, lower up-front and ongoing cost, and ease of use. Learn why SaaS has a history of thriving in down cycles, and what to look for in a SaaS solution. Read More

Integrating BI with Enterprise Business Applications Can Add Value for End-users


While ERP solutions and enterprise business applications may integrate information from legacy systems and specialized best-of-breed software, most enterprise solutions do not provide a simple dashboard or analytical approach to information presentation. Standard reports provided by business applications do not satisfy the need for on-the-fly, end-user reports that enable the kind of sophisticated decision-making and monitoring power you need. This white paper suggests an integrated solution that will offer more value to the end-user and eliminate the frustration of working with standardized enterprise application reporting, and reporting software packages, and spreadsheets, and the expense and delays incurred by customized reporting requests.

foss applications  BI with Enterprise Business Applications Can Add Value for End-users While ERP solutions and enterprise business applications may integrate information from legacy systems and specialized best-of-breed software, most enterprise solutions do not provide a simple dashboard or analytical approach to information presentation. Standard reports provided by business applications do not satisfy the need for on-the-fly, end-user reports that enable the kind of sophisticated decision-making and Read More

Case Study: VAI Increases Revenue by Offering Integrated Web 2.0 Applications


Today’s leading-edge business applications go beyond mere Web enablement, where publishing information to the Web is the primary motive (referred to nowadays as Web 1.0 applications). State-of-the-art enterprise software must also incorporate a single, integrated interface that links applications instantly to business processes and collaborative technologies. However, developing Web 2.0 applications is anything but trivial.

foss applications  Study: VAI Increases Revenue by Offering Integrated Web 2.0 Applications Case Study: VAI Increases Revenue by Offering Integrated Web 2.0 Applications If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. VAI is an award winning software developer and an IBM Premier Business Partner. Founded in 1978, VAI is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with branch offices in Florida, California and Illinois. In conjunction with IBM, the company Read More

A New Approach to Deploying and Managing JavaEE Applications


Deploying and migrating JaveEE applications is hard work, the kind that is error-prone, repetitive, and time-consuming, resulting in lost man-hours, soaring costs, and potential configuration issues that are bound to pop up later. In response to this complex environment, Phurnace Software has created a software application that accelerates the deployment of JavaEE applications and helps to minimize errors.

foss applications  New Approach to Deploying and Managing JavaEE Applications Deploying and migrating JaveEE applications is hard work, the kind that is error-prone, repetitive, and time-consuming, resulting in lost man-hours, soaring costs, and potential configuration issues that are bound to pop up later. In response to this complex environment, Phurnace Software has created a software application that accelerates the deployment of JavaEE applications and helps to minimize errors. Read More

Plex Systems Replaces Seven Silo Applications At CCI


I recently read an article about the implementation and go-live experience of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution at a relatively small metal-forming manufacturing company called Clips and Clamps Industries (CCI). This Plymouth, Michigan–based family-owned company is a metal stamping supplier to the automotive industry and produces a variety of custom-made items for its industrial

foss applications  Systems Replaces Seven Silo Applications At CCI I recently read an article about the implementation and go-live experience of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution at a relatively small metal-forming manufacturing company called Clips and Clamps Industries (CCI). This Plymouth, Michigan–based family-owned company is a metal stamping supplier to the automotive industry and produces a variety of custom-made items for its industrial customers. The business flow therefore involves many Read More

The Future of SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure


The ultimate winner in the SOA market will have to provide industry-specific solutions solving essential problems that others cannot. Focus must move away from technology lock-in and vendor dependency, to best solutions for customers, even if it means customers can use competitor products.

foss applications  Future of SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure The Future For the Big Few vendors (primarily Oracle , SAP , and IBM) focusing on the technology lock-in of users will inevitably have to be replaced by focusing on delivering the best solution for the customer, even if it means using some components from competitors. The ultimate winner in the market will have to provide industry-specific solutions that solve essential problems that others cannot: deep domain experience coupled with industry-specific Read More

IFS Applications (version 8.0) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


IFS Applications (v. 8.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

foss applications  Applications (version 8.0) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 8.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth Read More