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Interview with Jeff Bates of SourceForge.net, Slashdot, and the OSTG
Jeff Bates's experience in developing and managing SourceForge.net and Slashdot communities sheds light on encouraging the interest of participants in the open

jeff bates  with Jeff Bates of SourceForge.net, Slashdot, and the OSTG Introduction Jeff Bates is the Vice President of Editorial Operations for the Open Source Technology Group (OSTG). Jeff's views on encouraging successful open source communities come based in his hands-on experience as co-founder and Executive Editor of Slashdot.org —one of the most active and renowned communities existing on-line—as well as his responsibility in overseeing the SourceForge.net community. SourceForge.net is an

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Interview with Louis Suárez-Potts of OpenOffice.org and CollabNet


Louis Suárez-Potts speaks about the political and social architecture of open source communities as well as practices for successful oversight of a project. He covers specific examples from his role as community development manager for the OpenOffice.org project.

jeff bates  featured an interview with Jeff Bates of SourceForge.net, Slashdot, and the Open Source Technology Group. Part Three featured an interview with CollabNet's Karl Fogel, a founding developer of the Subversion project. Read More

Interview with Karl Fogel of Subversion and CollabNet


Karl Fogel is a founding developer of the Subversion project and is employed by CollabNet. In the following interview, Karl covers key social aspects of coordinating developers as well as the difficulties and advantages of managing an open source, distributed development project.

jeff bates  featured an interview with Jeff Bates of SourceForge.net, Slashdot, and the Open Source Technology Group. Part Four's interview with Louis Surez-Potts, Community Development Manager for the OpenOffice.org.org project, covers the political and social architecture of open source communities as well as practices for successful oversight of a project. Read More

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.

jeff bates  four. I'm referring to Jeff Bates of SourceForge.net, the OSTG, and co-founder of Slashdot; as well as two people within CollabNet's employ, Karl Fogel, a founding developer of the Subversion project, and Louis Surez-Potts, community development manager of the OpenOffice.org project. Who is the Community? It's easy to see that the community includes developers writing programs and others creating supporting materials, but it also includes end users, software or enterprise services companies, consultants, Read More

Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II


You are about to embark on an important project. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to get across important communications and establish the tone for the project. This article discusses the 10 objectives of a project kickoff meeting, how to achieve them, and templates for presenting them. In Part II, reasons 7, 6, and 5 focus on preparing the team to undertake the project and generally giving them the confidence to do it.

jeff bates  Database Mining & Reports Jeff Miner When the description of the training classes is combined with the actual dates for attending, the reaction on the project team can be very positive. Fear and trepidation can be turned into confidence and enthusiasm. 5. Instill Confidence It's appropriate that this reason falls in the middle of the list. The kickoff meeting is all about instilling confidence. You can see it threaded throughout all 10 reasons. However, here we are talking about confidence in the three Read More

Oracle - How to Disappoint Analysts by Doubling Profits


In September Oracle Corporation, the largest database provider and one of the largest providers of software applications for e-business, announced record results for Q1 of its fiscal year 2001. Why weren’t analysts more enthusiastic about the 42% growth of the applications part of its business?

jeff bates  Oracle Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Henley. A billion dollars in annual savings translates to a 10 point improvement in our margins. We did better than that again this quarter. In Q1 our operating margin improved over last year's Q1 by 11.7 points - from 17.4% to 29.1%. And now that we are in the second year of our e-Business transformation, we are seeing the sales and marketing productivity gains that should accelerate revenue growth throughout fiscal 2001. It should be a great year. This marks the te Read More

The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software


The case against modifying enterprise software is a strong one. Standard software offerings are the products of millions of dollars of research, development, and extensive testing for consistent performance. For this and various other reasons, modifications almost never make sense.

jeff bates  modification! About the Author Jeff Kugler is a solutions consultant with the Milwaukee office of IFS North America . Before entering the software industry, Kugler worked in manufacturing and operations. He has managed implementations both as a customer and as a consultant, and is active in lean manufacturing advocacy both inside and outside IFS. He holds a BA in computer science from Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin (US). Read More

Times are Tough - RIR Might Leave More Cash on Your Balance Sheet


For residents and tourists of Paris (France), using RER or Paris Metro is certainly a way to save on commuting costs (and parking frustrations) compared to owning and renting cars. This blog post is not about transportation, but rather about an inventory management method with a similar name. Namely, this blog post is about RIR or Rapid Inventory Rightsizing, which is an innovative new program

jeff bates  than of cutting costs? Jeff Bodenstab, ToolsGroup’s vice president (VP) of marketing says: Please refer to the step 3 at the end of the press release (PR) , where it reads “... an ongoing review process, managed either inside or outside the company, to keep inventory targets aligned with changing conditions and ensure a sustainable results over time.” If the focus is more about growth and profitability than on working capital management, the goals and the targets are adjusted accordingly. This can b Read More

State of the MES Software Marketplace


Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below, the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market has been growing steadily. This guide from TEC and Flexware Innovation provides state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a spotlight on leading vendors.

jeff bates  current president and owner, Jeff Glaze. As a family-owned and -operated business, Decorated embodies the traditional focus on customer service and the personal touch that have made the company an undisputed leader in its industry. But these traditional values have not stood in the way of innovation and efficiency. Following a failed implementation, Decorated Products needed a fresh start with a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution robust enough to support the company’s growth and its drive Read More

Talent Management: The New Business Imperative


Studies and statistics suggest that, because of demographic trends, companies will soon face a shortage of talent. In response, many companies have begun adopting processes and tools to more effectively recruit, retain, and develop talent. At the top of the list are human capital management (HCM) and talent management systems. Find out how these new technologies can help your company survive the coming talent crunch.

jeff bates  in their pocket, says Jeff Summers, global lead for talent management at New York-based Deloitte Consulting LLP. The direction in talent management is to a fact-based understanding and prioritization of what is needed. In its yearly business planning process, a North American eyeglass retailer recalibrates the number of retail store managers and field managers it will need, says the company's associate vice president of learning and talent management. But that's not enough: We plan to start doing Read More

Four Ways to Botch Your ERP Implementation Process


Here are four worst practices that can contribute to the failure of an enterprise resource planning implementation—or the implementation of any other enterprise software, for that matter. Protect your investment and prevent disaster by steering clear of these major mistakes.

jeff bates  with. About the Author Jeff Kugler is a solutions consultant with the Milwaukee, Wisconsin (US) office of IFS North America. Before entering the software industry, Kugler worked in manufacturing and operations. He has managed implementations both as a customer and as a consultant, and is active in lean manufacturing advocacy both inside and outside of IFS. He holds a BA in computer science from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. For more information and to start your own custom solution Read More

TEC Joins Forces with BPT Partners to Create the Industry’s Leading CRM Evaluation Center


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) , the world’s foremost provider of enterprise software evaluation tools, is pleased to announce its new strategic partnership with BPT Partners LLC (BPT) , a leading source of customer relationship management (CRM) research and education.

jeff bates  Paul Greenberg, and Dr. Jeff Tanner of BPT will become CRM research residents at TEC—providing direction, validation, and certification of the framework and evaluation criteria used in the software selection process. “We are pleased to be teaming with TEC to provide the most comprehensive CRM evaluation, analysis, and research found anywhere in the industry. TEC’s commitment to fair and unbiased research and analysis of the important software solutions and technology in CRM closely align with the Read More

Consona’s CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 1


In early June Consona Corporation’s analyst relationship (AR) contact forewarned me about the company’s upcoming acquisition of a “leading open-source and cloud computing enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor” and asked about my availability for a briefing once the acquisition was closed. After consultation with TEC’s free and open source software (FOSS) buff Josh

jeff bates  a productive briefing with Jeff Tognoni, Consona’s knowledgeable and straight-shooting CEO, who is also a seasoned industry veteran (both as a software executive and investor). Given his longevity in the industry, Tognoni is not averse to criticism, competitive banter, and being challenged by pundits, but in this case he wishes that some of those bloggers had written their pieces after hearing Consona’s side of the story (the acquisition’s rationale) first. To his credit, Ned Lilly was crystal clear Read More

Processing Complex Events (During these, oh well, Complex Times) - Part I


The worn-out saying about how we learn new things every day applies to this blog topic too. Namely, my interest in Progress Software Corporation has long been due to its renowned OpenEdge development platform. Indeed, many enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other applications providers leverage (embed) OpenEdge as Progress Software partners. Sure, I also follow and have recently written about

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