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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 vendors  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
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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

open source vendors  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 indicates that its evolution may have been understated thus far, open source BI is growing rapidly. Open source BI solutions have already been proved to complement and integrate well with traditional BI environments. In their own right, open source BI vendors offer competitive technologies and present the irrefutable advantage 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

open source vendors  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
Choosing an Open Source Vendor and Service Provider
As more companies begin to use open source, demand for direct support and services beyond the on-line community will grow. If you're looking for open source

open source vendors  an Open Source Vendor and Service Provider Introduction Notwithstanding the community-oriented spirit of open source, many user organizations prefer to use products that have commercial entities associated with them. Why would a company choose to work with commercial providers rather than relying on the product community? Here are a few reasons: Unfamiliarity with the open source ecosystem. If an organization is new to open source, it may prefer to stick with its established practices and partner 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

open source vendors  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
Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The article ended

open source vendors  that are expected to open for growth opportunities (or access, with lesser barriers of entry) in line with the Long Tail theory. This theory posits that the ability to sell a large number of unique items (point solutions, in software terms), each in relatively small quantities, to satisfy small target audiences, will open gates for new market entrants. This ability will require new specialized solutions, rather than a broad distribution of legacy and commoditized ones. Wave 3 will thus require new Read More
Small ERP Vendors Missing The ASP Boat
Our experience from conducting dozens of ERP software selection engagements recently teaches us that some number of smaller enterprises, first-time ERP buyers

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Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress
ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions

open source vendors  supported platforms, while ensuring open and broad integration functionality that focuses on common product and pricing data sources and the necessary, ubiquitous connections to trading partners. In retail companies where employees have more autonomy and initiative, best-of-breed approach will typically let employees work with the best tools for their peculiar needs and talents. On the other hand, the sweeping changes imposed by usually more rigid single-vendor solutions (particularly from unified ERP Read More
The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors
We generally believe that, in the long run, market winners will be those vendors with an established large customer base and with huge financial and human

open source vendors  R&D investment, Cross-platform and open-database product, High customer satisfaction and retention. Challenges : Low brand awareness outside of the North American market, Non-support for manufacturing applications, Lack of strategic partnerships in the past, Integration of Account4 product, Dubious IPO outcome. For more details, see Lawson Asserts Itself, Draws A Bead On Bigger Players and Lawson Software: Self-Evidently Thriving on Innovations . Industrial & Financial Systems, IFS would have long Read More
Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations
The unique business needs of project-oriented organizations, when addressed by large ERP vendors that offer general-purpose enterprise software, typically

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The Advantages of Open Source ERP
Open source software’s development processes, and the new business models its developers adopt, provide a new way of resolving the problems of cost and quality

open source vendors  Advantages of Open Source ERP Open source software’s development processes, and the new business models its developers adopt, provide a new way of resolving the problems of cost and quality for enterprise software. To make an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system available to companies, cost reduction is the first priority. Find out how open source software makes it possible to reduce development costs—while resulting in a high-quality product. 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 vendors  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
Message to ERP Vendors: Honesty versus Glitz
It’s a bit surprising that sales teams from some ERP vendors are still under the impression that simply wining and dining a customer is enough to win a sale. It

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Mega-Vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The post ended with

open source vendors  Progress’ partners is still open. What Does Progress Software Offer On Demand? This link  was recently sent to more than 10,000 Progress Application Partners and independent software vendors (ISVs ) with Progress’ semi-monthly newsletter on interesting applications based on the Progress OpenEdge platform . Corporate strategies, plans, and events at Progress that impact the Progress Partner and Developer communities are described there as well. As a matter of interest, more than 90 percent of Fortune Read More

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