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E-learning Benefits and ROI Comparison of E-learning versus Traditional Training
You’re considering a move from traditional training to e-learning, but you’re not sure if the returns will be significant. In fact, employees are better able to

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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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Top Three Learning Management Trends for 2011


Learning management is a growing market in certain geographical areas and within specific industries. The availability of mobile and collaborative learning devices and tools, as well as the wider adoption of Web 2.0 technologies, is opening up a whole new world of opportunities for people to learn. Read this article on user interest in learning management systems and learn about three learning management trends for 2011.

open source virtual classroom  Web 2.0 technologies, is opening up a whole new world of opportunities for people to learn in an effective and efficient manner. In this article, we will look at some statistics on the interest in learning management and learning management systems (LMS), as well as discuss three major trends in learning management for this coming year.   Learning Management Systems: TEC Statistics  Organizations and individuals that visit Technology Evaluation Centers’ [TEC’s] Evaluation Centers in search of Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 2, 2012


SOFWARE SELECTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONSD@K Engineering selects Aras Enterprise PLM software Industry tags: PLM, complex electromechanical products and equipment "This was a head-to-head win over Oracle’s incumbent Agile PLM solution. Aras was reportedly selected as a replacement for its openness (interconnectivity) and flexibility. Free and open source PLM software is becoming increasingly more

open source virtual classroom  and flexibility. Free and open source PLM software is becoming increasingly more popular over proprietary PLM alternatives. —P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst •  Aras Corporation profile • TEC Blog post (June 6, 2012): CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? Chinese supermarket chain selects Oracle Retail Management software Industry tags: Wholesale and Retail Trade After evaluating SAP and Oracle software offerings for retail, fast-growing Chinese retail Read More

Saba Software: Figuring Out Social Talent Management


For years, Saba Software has been helping companies transform enterprise-wide learning and how people do their work. In this article, principal TEC analyst P.J. Jakovljevic shows you how Saba’s people-centric systems enable organizations to mobilize, inspire, and engage their people to develop new strategies and initiatives, and cultivate individual and collective know-how to effectively compete and succeed in the marketplace.

open source virtual classroom  an extensive set of open application programming interfaces (APIs) are available for integrating Saba Meeting with third-party enterprise applications including customer relationship management (CRM) systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, other LMSs, portals, and marketing automation systems. Certainly, with Cisco WebEx , GoTo Meeting , Microsoft LiveMeeting , and the like, Saba is not necessarily the first brand that comes to mind in Web conferencing. However, Saba’s collaboration Read More

Trends in LMS


Companies and educational institutions use learning management systems (LMSs) to provide training and e-learning. With over 250 LMSs currently on the market, smaller and medium-sized enterprises are now adopting this software and using it to boost performance. Find out why.

open source virtual classroom  may be less customizable. Open Source Software There are at least 50 open-source LMSs available on the market, including Moodle , ATutor , Sakai , and many others. Most of these are designed for educational institutions, but many corporations are adopting them as well. Blackboard and WebCT have dominated the education market for some time, but as costs increase, more and more organizations are looking for alternatives and open-source solutions are often attractive. Some prefer open-source systems because 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 help, know what questions to ask to ensure you're getting what you need.

open source virtual classroom  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

Storage Efficiency in a Virtual Environment


One of the critical components of any infrastructure is the storage layer. But companies often buy equipment without scoping their requirements. And, within a virtual environment, ongoing maintenance and monitoring of storage tiers is more often overlooked than in a non-virtualized environment. Learn more about storage tiers, as well as considerations and techniques related to storage in a virtualized environment.

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The Marriage of Virtual Machines, Software as a Service, and Cloud Computing


New technology, such as virtual machines and high-speed internet communication, is leading to wider remote application hosting. Here is a tutorial-level technical explanation of how it’s being driven

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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 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

open source virtual classroom  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: 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 virtual classroom  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

Customer Analytics: A Powerful Source of Competitive Advantage for Midsize Organizations


Completing the customer picture today involves collecting and assembling data from multiple sources, including traditional sources such as transactions and surveys, as well as customer sentiments and other information that can be uncovered in comments made on social media channels. An effective customer analytics strategy enables businesses to integrate these insights to increase customer lifetime value, reduce turnover, and conduct more precise targeting and segmentation.

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Harness the Power of Your Virtual Sales Team


Early in the campaign, the important thing is to get all your team members on the same page, share available knowledge, and plan ways to gather other required information. The first few meetings should be formal, with a printed agenda, including clear goals and time constraints (showing respect for team members' time). This process, of course, is called "discovery."

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TEC Talks to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz


In conversation with the Open For Business (OFBiz) project leader, David Jones, TEC discovers some of the challenges in raising an open source enterprise software solution. Mr. Jones explains his vision in this first part of three articles on maintaining a business centered around Free and open source software for the enterprise.

open source virtual classroom  For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz Introduction Consider that Free and open source software models, as opposed to the traditional proprietary models, may afford end user organizations a direct line to getting the software that is most well-adapted to their specific needs and at a lower cost. If that tends to be the case, one should ask how it is that the groups providing Free and open source enterprise software model their businesses to support that notion. TE Read More

Virtual Appliances: Improve Manageability and Automate Provisioning


Any organization that deploys multiple same-application servers with regularity could benefit from virtual appliances. Virtualization solutions eliminate the need to copy an operating system (OS) and application into each virtual environment, by creating a single, centrally installed master copy instead. It saves time on installation and enables greater levels of efficiency, manageability, flexibility, and resource use.

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