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Choosing Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process
Because small to medium enterprises are limited in their resources, they must carefully consider which of the two major operating systems available—Microsoft

small linux distributions  or closed source solution, small to medium enterprises must weigh the pros and cons of Linux (an open source operating system) and Microsoft Windows (a closed source operating system), and determine which of the two will serve their business needs at a cost that will suit their budgets. Foundation and Methodology—Hierarchy Since the fact that one proprietary solution is an open source and the other a closed source does not have a significant influence on a company's final decision, one way to determine

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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.

small linux distributions  to catch in the small to medium business (SMB) ocean, even with the currently available functionality (not to mention the help from the community of a few hundred developers from both current customers and partners). The vendor states that the easy answer to future enhancements and directions is what the community or customers want; and that answer is found as people voice their opinions with their keyboards, so to speak, and their wallets. The hit list (or most popular functionalities) for version Read More

Microsoft says: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Glasses


In one of the quicker reversals on record, Bill Gates and Microsoft issued conflicting statements within a day regarding the software giant's willingness to open its Windows source code.

small linux distributions  benefits for a relatively small population, and Microsoft is probably still in control. We also believe that opening the APIs will provide only modest benefit. R egulation holds the greatest promise for keeping MS from repeating past misconduct . Having a technologically, unbiased watchdog/overseer is probably the single best way to prevent abuses before they occur, rather than after the damage has been done. However, the political ramifications are significant, and the free-marketers will have Read More

Bluebee ERP v.4b.08 for Discrete Manufacturing and Distribution Certification Report


Companies performing a software evaluation and comparison want assurance that the products they’re evaluating do what the vendors say they do. Solutions certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) and bearing the TEC Certified logo were analyst-verified for accuracy. Learn about a TEC Certified ERP system for distribution and discrete manufacturing that might offer the modules and functionality you need.

small linux distributions  a good candidate for small and midsized customers in the distribution and manufacturing industries that have specific needs (e.g., financials, e-commerce, purchases/sales, and quality management) and a limited budget. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) provides insight and expertise in offering impartial resources and services to minimize the costs, risks, and time associated with software selection. Over 3.5 million technology decision makers visit TEC's Web sites each month to find information on Read More

Interview with Louis Suárez-Potts of OpenOffice.org and CollabNet


Louis Suárez-Potts speaks about the political and social architecture of open source communities as well as practices for successful oversight of a project. He covers specific examples from his role as community development manager for the OpenOffice.org project.

small linux distributions  government interest, we have small and large corporate interest; corporations, people, and governments are interested for the reasons I've mentioned before, because OpenOffice.org is good software and is also open source. Free, as in gratis, too. What would you say to a person that decides to start a new project, say CRM, and wants to take the open source route in developing it? What kind of advice do you give them to get it off the ground, to get it going, because it sounds to me like what you're saying Read More

A New Look at VoIP: Smarter Phone Systems Choices for Small and Medium Businesses


VoIP has given small companies communication capabilities that can match the largest users. When interfaced with suitable software, VoIP allows a degree of in-call processing that increases the productivity of operators several times over. Read this white paper and see what companies are looking for in a VoIP system, the variable costs of VoIP and cloud computing, and how small to medium businesses can reap the benefits of VoIP.

small linux distributions  Phone Systems Choices for Small and Medium Businesses VoIP has given small companies communication capabilities that can match the largest users. When interfaced with suitable software, VoIP allows a degree of in-call processing that increases the productivity of operators several times over. Read this white paper and see what companies are looking for in a VoIP system, the variable costs of VoIP and cloud computing, and how small to medium businesses can reap the benefits of VoIP. Read More

Human Resources for Small to Medium Businesses


When small to medium businesses shop around for a human resources (HR) solution, their main considerations are whether to go for a hosted or non-hosted solution, or to simply outsource HR functions altogether. It’s important to know the advantages and disadvantages of each before making a selection.

small linux distributions  Resources for Small to Medium Businesses Originally Published - January 18, 2008 One of the many features that distinguish a small to medium business (SMB) from a large enterprise is its number of employees. A business that is considered small employs less than 100 people; a medium size business is one having between 100 and 999 employees. A large enterprise, including all of its subsidiaries, has over 1,000 employees, using numerous application systems. Naturally then, SMBs have vastly different Read More

The Value Proposition of Business Intelligence (BI) for Small and Medium Enterprises


No matter the size of your company, you need critical business information and integrated reporting. Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) shouldn’t discount the importance of business intelligence (BI). In fact, most SME owners make decisions based on a best guess, and don’t know the value of business intelligence (BI) systems. But you don’t have to empty your coffers—new BI software is Web-based and affordable. Learn more.

small linux distributions  Business Intelligence (BI) for Small and Medium Enterprises No matter the size of your company, you need critical business information and integrated reporting. Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) shouldn’t discount the importance of business intelligence (BI). In fact, most SME owners make decisions based on a best guess, and don’t know the value of business intelligence (BI) systems. But you don’t have to empty your coffers—new BI software is Web-based and affordable. Learn more. Read More

Migrating to Linux: Application Challenges and Solutions


Linux operating systems are taking the world by storm, and have seen double-digit growth rates for seven consecutive quarters. With its promise of higher performance and better stability and security, Linux has become the alternative to traditional Windows-based servers. By deploying Linux in key strategic areas and taking advantage of application publishing solutions, you can lower your costs and speed time-to-market.

small linux distributions  to Linux: Application Challenges and Solutions Linux operating systems are taking the world by storm, and have seen double-digit growth rates for seven consecutive quarters. With its promise of higher performance and better stability and security, Linux has become the alternative to traditional Windows-based servers. By deploying Linux in key strategic areas and taking advantage of application publishing solutions, you can lower your costs and speed time-to-market. Read More

Putting “Big Company” Strategies to Work for Small to Midsized Businesses


In today’s economy, small businesses’ primary differentiator is service. If systems are down, then customer service levels are down too, ultimately hurting the business and the bottom line. This can make giving up control over critical IT systems daunting. However, surveys show that 55 percent of large companies plan to increase their IT spending with external service providers. Find out what they know that you don’t.

small linux distributions  Strategies to Work for Small to Midsized Businesses In today’s economy, small businesses’ primary differentiator is service. If systems are down, then customer service levels are down too, ultimately hurting the business and the bottom line. This can make giving up control over critical IT systems daunting. However, surveys show that 55 percent of large companies plan to increase their IT spending with external service providers. Find out what they know that you don’t. Read More

Small Business Software (SBS) Software Evaluation Report


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small linux distributions  Software Evaluation Report TEC's  Small Business Software (SBS)  Software Evaluation Report   allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about vendor or Read More

Growing Pains: Expansion Strategies for Small Firms


A smaller budget, a smaller staff—managing a small company isn’t easy. And managing for growth only multiplies the challenges. Hard work is essential, but for sustainable growth, careful planning, specialized expertise, and technology support are also necessary. That’s why managers of smaller firms aiming at expansion need to remember some essential guidelines before it’s too late to turn back.

small linux distributions  Pains: Expansion Strategies for Small Firms A smaller budget, a smaller staff—managing a small company isn’t easy. And managing for growth only multiplies the challenges. Hard work is essential, but for sustainable growth, careful planning, specialized expertise, and technology support are also necessary. That’s why managers of smaller firms aiming at expansion need to remember some essential guidelines before it’s too late to turn back. Read More

Think Your Organization is Too Small for ERP?


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ERP for Small and Midsized Companies: Time for a Decision


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small linux distributions  for Small and Midsized Companies: Time for a Decision Until recently, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software was rarely considered for use in smaller firms, as core benefits—better business management via coordinated, standardized information and analysis—were often outweighed by costs and complexities of ERP systems. A variety of options have emerged to overcome concerns of the past. Read on the key considerations in an ERP decision and critical implementation factors. Read More