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Patent Law - the Open Source Movement of the 18th Century
Recent patents issued to Amazon.com and Priceline.com on their online business methods have caught competitors by surprise. “It’s a monopoly!” they say. Of

open source movement  Law - the Open Source Movement of the 18th Century Patent Law - the Open Source Movement of the 18th Century C. McNulty -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In March, Q. Todd Dickinson, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, announced a new initiative to ensure that patents granted for software-implemented business methods are of the highest quality and benefit to the growing electronic commerce industry. In remarks to the San Read More

Transportation Management Systems
Transportation management systems should provide the basic components of a shared information system to support collaboration, rates, routes, roles, transaction sets, documents, and information exc...
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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 movement  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
Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises
The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large

open source movement  Enterprises 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
SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2
On February 25 in Waltham, Massachusetts, SAP proclaimed itself the number two vendor of supply chain management solutions. Many in the room were openly

open source movement  in the room were openly skeptical, but does SAP have a case? Market Impact Based solely on its most recent quarterly results, SAP may be justified in placing itself ahead of Manugistics whose license revenues for the quarter ended November 30, 1999 came in at just under $15 million. Realistically, many factors play a role in determining supply chain management market leadership including a vendor's historical revenues, level of domain expertise, number of satisfied clients, and staying power in periods Read More
Red Hat Summit 2014: Open Source at the Forefront of IT
For Red Hat, the recent summit that took place in California was special in many instances. It marked the 10th anniversary of the Red Hat Summit and the

open source movement  Hat Summit 2014: Open Source at the Forefront of IT For Red Hat , one of the keystones of the open source community as well as one of its most sound success cases, the recent summit that took place in California was special in many instances. It marked the 10 th anniversary of the Red Hat Summit and the celebration of a company that has for more than 20 years been a key contributor, consolidator, and promoter of open source technology in the enterprise, and is now a key player in the software and IT Read More
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

open source movement  Countries Open the Gate 3 Countries Open the Gate 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 Internet, EC-Gate provides its Read More
Eyes Wide Open: Open Source Analytics Software
What is unique in the area of analytics is that significant human capital costs are spread across users in various lines of business compared to other

open source movement  Wide Open: Open Source Analytics Software What is unique in the area of analytics is that significant human capital costs are spread across users in various lines of business compared to other technology initiatives that are largely paid for by IT. This research brief outlines the major costs to consider when making an investment in analytics; presents the five modernization stages of analytics hardware/software; and identifies what to consider when calculating total cost of ownership of the analytics Read More
Ensuring EPM Success with Eyes Wide Open
If your approach for implementing an application that will be accessed primarily by business users is the same one you’d take to deploy a back-end IT system

open source movement  Success with Eyes Wide Open If your approach for implementing an application that will be accessed primarily by business users is the same one you’d take to deploy a back-end IT system, you might want to rethink your implementation strategy. Business users need to be more involved in the configuration and design of the systems they will be using, and they need to be involved early. Read further to ensure your EPM solution implementation is a success. Read More
Open Analytics Platform


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Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM
Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM is a complete business solution for small-to-medium enterprises worldwide, particularly those in the service and distribution

open source movement  Open Source ERP & CRM Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM is a complete business solution for small-to-medium enterprises worldwide, particularly those in the service and distribution industry, both retail and wholesale. Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM has integrated Web Store, covering material management, purchasing sales, accounting, and customer relations management. Read More
Aras Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale?
The ZDNet article on PLM/BPM vendor, Aras, covers reasons this former proprietary vendor decided to open source its Innovator products. Two points that stuck

open source movement  Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale? The ZDNet article on PLM/BPM vendor, Aras, covers reasons this former proprietary vendor decided to open source its Innovator products . Two points that stuck out for me, concern what open sourcing enabled Aras to do. According to the article, using an open source development model allowed Aras to develop its software much more quickly--it cites Aras as being one of only 10 ISVs to gain full certification for its software running on Microsoft’s forthcoming 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

open source movement  at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction The first part of this article concerned the Free and open source software (FOSS) origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. This second part reviews reasons behind why enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand, as well as why software providers should continue efforts to meet the demand. Together, these articles should offer an overview of FOSS concepts for both Read More
Open Source CRM project Zurmo releases Version 0.7.5
Zurmo has released a new version of its Open Source CRM. The  0.7.5 version offers new social CRM elements, the option to add profile pictures, and custom lists

open source movement  new version of its  Open Source CRM . The  0.7.5 version offers new social CRM elements, the option to add profile pictures, and custom lists while searching. One new feature worth underlining is Mission—a new gamification component that invites co-workers to challenge one another in exchange for a reward . In fact, Mission proposes a unified vision of all customer interactions within an organization by displaying each department's customer conversations to other departments. Read More
Will MS try the
In what may be another attempt to gain some kind of foothold in the handheld and embedded-OS market, rumors are floating that Microsoft will open the source

open source movement  counting on riding the open source movement's coattails. Microsoft Corp. could make public its plans to open the Windows CE source base as soon as its Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in late April, sources claim. For embedded-device markets such as set top boxes, Microsoft easily could afford to give the OS away to encourage developer support. Licensing fees for the purpose of a set top box for cable companies costs very little money on a per-copy basis. One source speculated that in Read More
Odoo
Odoo (formerly OpenERP) is a comprehensive suite of open source business applications, fully integrated.@Odoo@s fully open ecosystem combines the resources of

open source movement  a comprehensive suite of open source business applications, fully integrated. Odoo's fully open ecosystem combines the resources of its open source community, partners’ network, and vendor. Odoo provides 30 main applications supported by the editor. In addition, the community, consisting of more than 1,500 active members, has contributed more than 4,000 apps to cover a wide variety of business needs. The network of 550+ certified partners, established in more than 120 countries, deploys the solution Read More

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