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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

open source 2010 predictions  prediction about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). I do, however, want to share some stats about demand trends for enterprise FOSS platforms between 2008 and 2009. I want to see how those jibe with predictions from some other analysts. And maybe, if you squint real hard at the changes between the '08 and '09 stats, you’ll get some ideas about what will happen in 2010. A little googling turns up evidence and arguments demonstrating that much of the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) about FOSS Read More...
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Is Baan Clinically Dead?
On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe's No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240

open source 2010 predictions  focus its operations on open integration -- a buzzword for harnessing the Internet's power to let customers link up with their business partners beyond in-house computer systems. However, analysts said the latest news would make it harder for Baan to attract new customers, and the suggestion of low morale behind Coleman's departure could bring into question its grip on its existing customer base. While in the past Baan made a name through its ERP systems, which let companies integrate in-house Read More...
TEC Research Analyst Roundtable: Predictions for 2011
It’s that time of year again for TEC’s analysts to polish their crystal balls and spread their tarot cards to gaze on the future of enterprise software for 2011

open source 2010 predictions  devices and tools will open up a whole new world of opportunities for people to learn in a highly effective and efficient manner. P.J. Jakovljevic, TEC Principal Analyst I concur with the cloud/SaaS deployment, mobility, social media, and consumerization of IT themes stated in this post. SaaS will increasingly defy the misconception that it only covers fringe departmental functions or smaller enterprises. Companies/products such as Plex Online, SAP Business ByDesign, Epicor Express, NetSuite, etc. will Read More...
Global Trade Management Software Vendors Under-Perform, But Were Predictions Overly Optimistic?
After 9/11, the analyst community optimistically predicted a sharp rise in the demand for global trade management (GTM) software. While initially vendor shares

open source 2010 predictions  . of Qiva and Open Harbor ; and Oracle's acquisition of G-Log have created good fodder for the analyst community touting the rapid growth of the GTM market; but, in reality, acquisitions have done little for the growth and profitability of the market overall. (For more information see Merging Global Trade Management with Global Finance ; and TradeBeam Keeps Rounding Out Its GTM Set ). However, while, recent merger and acquisition activity has not been the stimuli for growth, it has brought some synergy Read More...
A Firewall is Cheaper Than a Lawyer
eBay's motion for a preliminary injunction to limit Bidder's Edge online auction search engine from linking to their site, may set precedents for future

open source 2010 predictions  eBay's website. In an open letter dated April 20th to its user base, President and CEO of Bidder's Edge, Jim Carney, defended his position stating that, we remain confident in the correctness of our position and in the need to defend the openness of the Internet. eBay's attempt to block Bidder's Edge denies and constricts the free flow of information to the consumer. Claiming intellectual property trespassing, unfair business practices, and a host of other transgressions, the giant of online auctions, Read More...
Network Protection with Open Space Security
Today’s information technologies present businesses with countless ways to communicate and collaborate, creating a new global work environment that does not

open source 2010 predictions  Protection with Open Space Security Today’s information technologies present businesses with countless ways to communicate and collaborate, creating a new global work environment that does not follow traditional physical limitations of borders and boundaries. Find out about an approach to network security that extends your protection beyond the workplace to reach remote users and an increasingly mobile workforce. Read More...
Why Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco
Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized

open source 2010 predictions  Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized hardware, Vyatta’s open source, Linux-based approach to networking is changing the way networks are being purchased and deployed. With its strong community of users, Vyatta is challenging even proprietary networking vendors like Cisco. We challenge you to find out more. Read More...
These Are the Days of Healthy Growth for an Open-source ERP Provider


open source 2010 predictions  500 initially  free and open source software (FOSS)  customers who have bought something from the vendor (training, docs, add-ons, etc.) About 3,000 companies using xTuple's PostBooks FOSS product in production (best guess/estimate) Users at about 30,000 companies registered in xTuple's online community Over 1,000,000 downloads (if anyone cares about that number anymore) In our recent exchange, Ned Lilly said the following: On xTuple's growth, I think it's pretty simple—we've got a product (and an Read More...
BAAN Announces
OpenWorld will be an enterprise integration architecture that enables Baan customers to engage in E-commerce with each other.

open source 2010 predictions  recent announcements detail an open architecture designed to connect thousands of their customers within SAP's Market place. Baan will need to reciprocate with additional information in order to stay competitive. Vendors working to establish themselves in the business marketplace arena (eg: Commerce One, Concur, Ariba) have already endorsed open XML based standards. Baan will need to maintain an adaptable standard, publish more data on integration plans, detail possible partners and describe rich feature Read More...
Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 1
2010 has certainly been an interesting (if not a crossroads) year for Infor. Namely, after a number of new high-profile hires at the beginning of the year

open source 2010 predictions  ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 1 2010 has certainly been an interesting (if not a crossroads) year for Infor . Namely, after a number of  new high-profile hires at the beginning of the year, which signalled Infor’s intention to be taken seriously , the vendor then entered an eerily quieter period of several months. Except for the ongoing  vocal marketing campaign entitled “Down with Big ERP” with witty cartoonish billboards and banners adorning major airports, magazines, web sites, Read More...
Open, Manage, and Accelerate SSL Encrypted Applications
Although secure sockets layer (SSL) is a ubiquitous enabler of e-commerce and outsourcing, it creates a special challenge for network administrators and

open source 2010 predictions  Manage, and Accelerate SSL Encrypted Applications Although secure sockets layer (SSL) is a ubiquitous enabler of e-commerce and outsourcing, it creates a special challenge for network administrators and security professionals because its encryption is known to decelerate data. In order to regain control over application delivery—when everything business-related is encrypted—organizations need to look toward SSL-aware solutions that can help decipher and accelerate data. Read More...
Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Vendor’s Open Course of Action
Infor has met several of its objectives with Infor Open SOA. The vendor has managed to resolve inherited customer retention issues, move forward with “green

open source 2010 predictions  An Enterprise Software Vendor’s Open Course of Action To recap, Infor is enriching its portfolio with service-oriented architecture (SOA) capabilities while extending solutions through standards-based interoperability, and is evolving solutions through new, natively SOA-based components. Rather than develop an underlying proprietary integration and development infrastructure platform to add to its diverse set of applications, Infor is now componentizing its applications and adding phased feature packs Read More...
Inprise/Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code
In a move which will challenge other database vendors to open-source their SQL databases, Inprise/Borland Corporation has announced it is releasing the source

open source 2010 predictions  Raymond, president of the Open Source Initiative. As open-source releases of operating systems and critical middleware become the norm, Inprise's release will undoubtedly raise the quality bar and customers will reap huge benefits in reliability, security, and total cost of ownership. The source code for InterBase 6 is scheduled to be published during the first part of the year 2000. The company also announced it plans to continue to sell and support InterBase 5.6 through normal distribution channels. Read More...
Linux and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFI/RFP Template
OS and Application Services, Support Services, Consulting, Implementatation, and Reselling, Migration and Version Maintenance Services, Customization Services

open source 2010 predictions  and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFI/RFP Template OS and Application Services, Support Services, Consulting, Implementatation, and Reselling, Migration and Version Maintenance Services, Customization Services, Development Services, Security Services, License Support and Applicability, Training and Community Participation, High-Level Market Characteristics Read More...

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