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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

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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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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 source programs  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 Strategies


Open Source Strategies, Inc. is a strategic and technology consulting firm specializing in open source software, such as ERP and CRM. Open Source Strategies is one of the core developers of Open For Business and the is principal sponsor of opentaps Open Source ERP and CRM. The company is headquartered in California, USA.

open source programs  Source Strategies Open Source Strategies, Inc. is a strategic and technology consulting firm specializing in open source software, such as ERP and CRM. Open Source Strategies is one of the core developers of Open For Business and the is principal sponsor of opentaps Open Source ERP and CRM. The company is headquartered in California, USA. Read More

Open System, Inc


Open Systems was founded in 1976 on the premise of delivering powerful accounting software solutions to small and mid-market customers. Throughout its 25+ years, Open Systems has partnered with thousands of independent resellers, consultants and developers in order to deliver accounting software solutions to over 250,000 small, growing, and mid-market software users.

open source programs  System, Inc Open Systems was founded in 1976 on the premise of delivering powerful accounting software solutions to small and mid-market customers. Throughout its 25+ years, Open Systems has partnered with thousands of independent resellers, consultants and developers in order to deliver accounting software solutions to over 250,000 small, growing, and mid-market software users. Read More

Bullet-proofing Instant Messaging


As more corporations adopt instant messaging (IM), chief information officers (CIOs) and IT managers are learning that it can be a serious source of liability and security exposure. Users, it seems, simply don’t understand the losses and exposures that can result from incautious IM use. Find out how security software solutions can help you reap the benefits of IM without exposing your company to unnecessary risk.

open source programs  options also available, including open source or free multiservice clients such as Trillian, plus integrated IM/chat facilities in packages such as Skype, OpenZoep, ICQ, Tpad and countless other multi-purpose communications clients. Although details differ, all IM packages offer the following capabilities: Easy IM download, install and setup Easy integration with e-mail clients for contact information, with automatic generation of buddy or friend lists to facilitate messaging with frequent Read More

Lynx to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community


Through the release of Lynx’s Messenger Technology code to the ‘Open-Source’ community they hope to gain a strong foothold in Linux messaging as the operating system gains in popularity.

open source programs  bodes well with Linux open source developers who generally take kindly to companies who make their software code available for re-tooling, testing, and engineering, and often implementation and use. This news release really only appeals to Linux messaging developers and companies positioned on the Linux fence. Read More

BAAN Announces "Open World": Business-To-Business Collaboration Over The Internet


OpenWorld will be an enterprise integration architecture that enables Baan customers to engage in E-commerce with each other.

open source programs  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

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 source programs  Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP? 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 the most recent post on the vendor ), while another is abas-USA , an innovative manufacturing ERP Read More

Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends


As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This series highlights fundamentals for the enterprise as manifested in global customer demand trends.

open source programs  overview of Free and open source software (FOSS) concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from the FOSS-related change in the software industry. I will address FOSS concepts in two parts. The first concerns the FOSS origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. The second reviews reasons that enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand as well as why it should push software providers Read More

Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season


Does Manugistics’ acquisition of a small ERP vendor confirms a further degree of integration and convergence between ERP, SCM and CRM applications in 2002 and beyond, with SCM and CRM moving towards the transactional aspects that have until lately been the prerogative of ERP?

open source programs  Indulges In The Open M&A Season Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season P.J. Jakovljevic - June 04, 2002 Event Summary In May during the enVISION2002 annual user conference, Manugistics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANU), one of the leading global supply chain management (SCM) software providers, announced it had acquired the assets and business of privately-held ERP provider Western Data Systems (WDS), www.westdata.com, with headquarters in Calabasas, CA, and with over 20 years of presence in the Read More

Common Lisp for Service-oriented Architecture Programs


An important question facing IT professionals today is how best to harness computing power to further improve automated business processes. This is especially critical in business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce. While service-oriented architecture (SOA) delivers the benefits of IT integration to business, it needs a programming language—such as Lisp—that can optimize its capabilities and scale in size and complexity.

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Building Open SANs with Multi-switch Fabrics


The ratification of standards is important to any industry. Now, in the realm of storage area networks (SANs), new standards are being put in place to ensure user-friendly and heterogeneous fibre channel switches that allow for multiple vendors and increased interoperability. Before incorporating a multi-switch fabric into your SAN, however, you should know the whys, whats, and hows involved.

open source programs  Open SANs with Multi-switch Fabrics The ratification of standards is important to any industry. Now, in the realm of storage area networks (SANs), new standards are being put in place to ensure user-friendly and heterogeneous fibre channel switches that allow for multiple vendors and increased interoperability. Before incorporating a multi-switch fabric into your SAN, however, you should know the whys, whats, and hows involved. Read More

Open letter to companies planning on using Social CRM


If you have decided to use social customer relationship management (SCRM) to sell your products or services, you should be ready to adapt to what your customers consider SCRM to be, not vice versa. As I mentioned in my post Social CRM is Dead, Long Live Social Media Flavored CRM, I see the “social” in SCRM as being related to human welfare and not only to social media. Therefore, SCRM should

open source programs  products. 4. Offer me an open SaaS (software as a service) tool that will not only be accessible over the internet, but will also be flexible and customizable according to my specific needs . I don’t expect you to provide me with complex functionality, but let me add or rename a field or build a dashboard when I need it. 5. And since we’re not all working in the cloud (yet), let me integrate with office tools, on-premise applications, mobile devices, etc . Not to mention hosted, on demand, and SaaS 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 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 ecosystem.

open source programs  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

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 source programs  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 of the most vocal proprietary vendors against free and open source software ? Read More