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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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It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


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about open source qa  can find out more about each case while browsing a list, without having to open each case (thereby saving valuable time); and Each list of cases can be customized (personalized) by users in order to show fields as columns based on what that user is interested in or what a user considers to be important. If, e.g., a case type has 100 fields, it is impractical to put them all as columns in a list of cases on the screen. It is also impossible to select 10 most important fields universally because their Read More

Metagenix Reverse Engineers Data Into Information


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about open source qa  of the metadata ( data about data ) from data sources and generates information that is very helpful to developers in designing specifications for a new data store, and assists greatly in preparing for cleansing and transformation of existing data. The product will also generate ETL (extract/transform/load) scripts based on the information in the MetaRecon repository that can then be compiled and executed in Ascential Software''s DataStage product (DataStage was formerly a product of Ardent Software, Read More

Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 1


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about open source qa  a briefing with and about his client, whose name included the word batch as a part, I agreed, thinking it was a process enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor or maybe a manufacturing execution system (MES) vendor. To my chagrin, as soon as the Web conference meeting and demo started, I realized that I was in the quite unfamiliar territory of enterprise job scheduling  and workload automation , especially when it comes to highly diverse and distributed information technology (IT) environments. Read More

The Business Case for Tokenization


Tokenization is a new type of technology that is being used by companies to reduce the risk of losing sensitive data to identity thieves. This paper discusses how you can make practical use of tokenization to reduce your risk. Additionally, this paper discusses specific target applications in your organization that you should consider for an implementation of tokenization.

about open source qa  data. For more information about how tokenization works, see the White Paper Tokenization: A Cost-Effective and Easy Path to Compliance and Data Protection. Tokenization in Development and QA Environments Tokenization is an excellent method of providing developers and testers with data that meets their requirements for data format and consistency, without exposing real information to loss. Real values are replaced with tokens before being moved to a development system, and the relationships between Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


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about open source qa  testing, some support, etc., about 40 percent or more of Infor’s product development (in some insiders’ estimates) is not available to compete with SAP or Oracle. Since these “reviled Big ERP” guys have much larger teams and wherewithal, the Infor numbers might not stack up. To simplify the situation, divesting the IBM-centric ERP assets might provide some short-term relief for both Infor’s balance sheet and stretched R&D department. This might especially be true if Infor still plans on an Read More

A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution


SugarCRM is a rapidly growing open source CRM company with solutions that appeal to a community of enthusiastic users. This study, based on a client who selected the Sugar Sales Professional CRM solution, compares product functionality to the competition and highlights some of SugarCRM's open source business practices.

about open source qa  of its product''s usability. About this Article TEC launched its Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Evaluation Center ( http://www.fossevaluation.com/ ). It provides impartial analyses of enterprise solutions that support FOSS platforms such as Linux. To complement the evaluation center, TEC is augmenting its research coverage of Free and open source service providers and solutions. Please send comments or inquiries to the author, Joshua Chalifour, at jchalifour@technologyevaluation.com . Read More

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


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Is an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right for You?


If you are considering deploying business process management (BPM) solutions, but have been daunted by the cost, footprint, risk, lack of flexibility, or complexity of proprietary options, an enterprise open source approach may be just what you are looking for. Download this white paper to see how the increased availability of highly functional enterprise open source BPM technology is bringing the benefits of BPM solutions within reach.

about open source qa  an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right for You? Increased availability of highly functional enterprise open source business process management (BPM) technology is bringing the benefits of BPM solutions within reach of more companies and projects. If you are considering deploying BPM solutions, but have been daunted by the cost, footprint, risk, lack of flexibility, or complexity of proprietary options, an enterprise open source approach may be just what you are looking for. Download Read More

6 Reasons Why You Should Care About B2B Integration Technology


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


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WebFirst enables customers to dynamically access the CustomerFirst database utilizing standard web browsers. Through a secure portal on a corporate web site, customers can perform a variety of functions related to incident reporting, as well as customer and contact information.

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Microsoft's Open Source Licenses


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