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Open Source versus Closed Source (Proprietary) Software
Do you understand the differences between open source and closed source (proprietary) software? To make an informed decision when choosing between them, you need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each. The main issues in the debate include cost, service and support, innovation, usability, and security. Get a closer look at open source and closed source software solutions so you know what’s right for your needs.

open harbor  Open Source versus Closed Source (Proprietary) Software Open Source versus Closed Source (Proprietary) Software Source: bwired Document Type: Checklist/Guide Description: Do you understand the differences between open source and closed source (proprietary) software? To make an informed decision when choosing between them, you need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each. The main issues in the debate include cost, service and support, innovation, usability, and security. Get a closer look at open Read More...

Microsoft's Open Source Licenses
This post is not an oxymoron. The Open Source Initiative recently approved two Microsoft licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public License) as compliant with the open source definition. Why would Microsoft want to publish an open source license? The very idea of Microsoft participating in the open source community might sound odd. After all, hasn't Microsoft been one

open harbor  Microsoft s Open Source Licenses » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts here. Learn more about TEC s Read More...
Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report
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3 Countries Open the Gate
EC-Gate creates a wireless vertical marketplace to enable B2B e-commerce. The first of several wireless virtual communities were unveiled at three international conferences in the Netherlands, Brazil, and Canada.

open harbor  3 Countries Open the Gate 3 Countries Open the Gate A. Turner - May 9, 2000 Read Comments A.Turner - May 9, 2000 Event Summary In April, EC-Gate announced the launch of their Business-to-Business Wireless ASP (WASP) during the Bouw-RAI exhibition in Amsterdam, the AmericasTelecom conference in Rio de Janeiro, and the ITAC Procurement conference in Ottawa. Through its alliance with Ericsson and Telfort, EC-Gate has created a wireless cybermarket for the Dutch construction industry, EC-Bouw. Leveraging the Read More...
Breathing Open Air at NetSuite
<!--StartFragment--> It has been almost two years since NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) went public and my analysis of that blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) event. Needless to say, much has happened at the bullish software company since.   <!--more-->NetSuite positions itself as “a leading vendor of on-demand (or cloud computing) integrated business management software suites for midsized

open harbor  Breathing Open Air at NetSuite » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts here. Learn more about TEC s Read More...
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.

open harbor  Real Costs of an Open Source CMS A Guide to Evaluating the Real Costs of an Open Source CMS Source: CrownPeak Document Type: White Paper Description: 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 Read More...
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.

open harbor  process applications powered by open source software and infrastructure such as Linux operating system (OS), PostgreSQL database, and Qt , a C++ graphical user interface (GUI) development framework from Trolltech , a Norwegian software company. Before delving into xTuple s answers to our questions, some background on xTuple and OpenMFG is in order. The vendor is a relative newcomer in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) arena; it was founded in 2002 (as OpenMFG) by its current president and chief Read More...
Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution
As organizations face a pressing need to rationalize the cost of enterprise software, open source business intelligence (BI) is fast becoming a viable alternative. Learn about the current state of open source BI, with particular focus on one vendor's products.

open harbor  Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution Anna Mallikarjunan - July 17, 2009 Read Comments Originally Published - January 19, 2009 In the current economic climate, organizations have to review and rationalize expenses associated with all enterprise software. As a direct consequence, open source business intelligence (BI) is emerging as an important choice for new as well as existing BI implementations. Even though most analyst research Read More...
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.

open harbor  What’s Up with xTuple—and Open Source ERP? What’s Up with xTuple—and Open Source ERP? P.J. Jakovljevic - April 30, 2012 Read Comments While Virginia might have seen its share of controversy over the recent laws on women’s reproductive rights, the region’s business and entrepreneurial climate is undisputed owing to vibrant enterprise applications vendors. One such vendor is Deltek —long reported by TEC as the enterprise resource planning (ERP) leader in the government contracting sector (see Read More...
Recognition for IP Telephony Open Source Style
I've seen a lot of press about the open source telephony system, Asterisk. Although I haven't worked in the telephony world for some time, I remember what it was like administering those systems years ago in a midsize company that handled large event ticket sales. We ran some systems on OS/2 and for larger ACD call center requirements, Unix. These were not inexpensive systems. If I go to

open harbor  Recognition for IP Telephony Open Source Style » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts here. Learn more Read More...
Product Note: Jaspersoft-Is It Ready for Big Enterprises?
Entering the BI space for large companies is not a small challenge. Jaspersoft may be doing its homework to acquire more recognition and make a smooth but sure entrance into the “large scale” BI segment.

open harbor  (BI) solution, but is open source ready for the big BI market?   The FOSS and the COSS World Open source software providers have been growing in the recent years. Long gone are the days when free and open source software (FOSS) providers were making their first efforts to offer reliable software solutions. Nowadays, many of the traditional FOSS vendors have become commercial open source software (COSS) providers. With the COSS offering, the open source software space is changing in an important way, Read More...
Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for S
The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large enterprises. One of the critical questions is whether to implement an open source or closed source solution.

open harbor  Comments The origins of open source and closed source software solutions have different philosophies. The closed source methodology is in most cases practiced by companies which refer to their code as a business secret. In this way they protect their work from piracy and from copycats. The other crucial distinction is that this software is developed to satisfy market requirements. Part One of the series Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Read More...
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