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Why Open Source is Important to You
There are two trends in open source adoption that make it imperative that you consider open source solutions for your future IT initiatives. This article

open account  fire. You'd be wrong. Open source has been gathering steam and is now a technology that you must take into account in your IT planning. Failing to do so isn't just about missing the latest big thing, it may mean harming your company's financial performance. There are two trends in open source adoption that make it imperative that you consider open source solutions for your future IT initiatives. This article describes each of the trends and discusses their importance for your business. Trend #1: Open

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Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report

The model of IT services for Free and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers, etc. to develop, support, migrate, and implement enterprise solutions or services that are based on, or are themselves, FOSS. In addition, it supports standard criteria important to enterprise Linux rollouts or migrations. 

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Help Selecting Open Source Consulting Services


Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its FOSS Evaluation Center (fossevaluation.com), which lets end users prioritize their requirements for open source migrations, or open source consulting engagements, and then matches those requirements to appropriate open source consultants or service providers.

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What’s Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP?


You may be wondering how the open-source ERP vendor xTuple operating with a workforce of only 27 can compete on the same stage with the software giants. Find out how as TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at xTuple’s current ERP offerings and commercial editions, and speaks with xTuple CEO Ned Lilly on the vendor’s social capabilities, product development focus, market and competitive landscape, and future outlook.

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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends


A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

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Understanding the PCI Data Security Standard


The payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) defines a comprehensive set of requirements to enhance and enforce payment account data security in a proactive rather than passive way. These include security management, policies, procedures, network architectures, software design, and other protective measures. Get a better understanding of the PCC DSS and learn the costs and benefits of compliance.

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TCO Analysis: IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 vs. JBoss Application Server V5


While concerns regarding open source are still being debated, many companies are experimenting with and deploying open source application servers in their data centers. While some are attracted to the ability to modify source code as needed, many are attracted to the perceived cost savings of open source. This white paper compares the total cost of ownership (TCO) of one open source and one commercial application server.

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Business Continuity: Are You Always Open for Business?


Limited resources dictate that most midsize companies must support business continuity at the lowest cost and without putting additional pressure on scarce IT resources. But business continuity is more of a critical success factor than ever before. Customers won’t tolerate a lack of service availability. Midsize companies must find a way to ensure maximum business continuity, and reduce downtime—and costs. Learn more.

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Advent Consulting


Advent Consulting is an independent, open source strategy consulting firm that provides best-of-breed, integrated, open source solutions. Advent's goal is to deliver cost savings, stability, and the performance required for companies embracing open source technology. The professionals at Advent Consulting provide a range of services and support necessary for organizations to leverage open source software including consulting, research, migration, integration, customized development, and support. The company is based in Massachusetts (US), with support centers in the US and Asia-Pacific.

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A Guide to Evaluating the Real Costs of an Open Source CMS


A common misconception when considering a Web content management solution (CMS) is that open source software will save you time and money. Just because you don’t have to pay subscription fees or shell out for licensing doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden costs with open source implementation. Find out the questions you should ask before choosing open source—and how to best evaluate and compare your CMS options.

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Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

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