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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)


Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.

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

Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part One: Event Summary


Made2Manage Systems' decision to go private under wealthy Battery Ventures' wing appears to have been wise. Despite a draconic exodus of former executives and the subsequent one-time restructuring, the vendor has produced tangible benefits for existing customers.

about open source qa  communicate with other services about specific activities within an information technology (IT) landscape or business process (for more information, see Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More ). A phased approach to implementing an SOA should allow Made2Manage Systems to take advantage of infrastructure changes as they are applied, rather than having to wait until the entire product is SOA-enabled. Although it will be invisible to the customers, the vendor believes that the implementation Read More

SaaS-based Test Management


Organizations must keep up with technology and adapt their quality assurance (QA) processes for continued success. Test management isn’t optional. The proper test management tool allows for objectivity and efficiency, while enabling you to monitor quality at every step of the testing cycle. Knowing where you are in the testing cycle is key, as is knowing how to mitigate the risks while controlling costs and saving time.

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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

Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 1


We certainly learn new things every day, and sometimes out of pure serendipity. Namely, when I was recently asked by one of my industry contacts (working for a PR agency) whether I would like to have 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

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

Why Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco


Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized hardware, Vyatta’s open source, Linux-based approach to networking is changing the way networks are being purchased and deployed. With its strong community of users, Vyatta is challenging even proprietary networking vendors like Cisco. We challenge you to find out more.

about open source qa  Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized hardware, Vyatta’s open source, Linux-based approach to networking is changing the way networks are being purchased and deployed. With its strong community of users, Vyatta is challenging even proprietary networking vendors like Cisco. We challenge you to find out more. Read More

What In-home Service Providers Need to Know About Screening Their Field Employees


Armed with the information provided in this white paper from HireRight about the risks of inadequate employee vetting and the benefits provided by background screenings, in-home service companies can take steps to better ensure the safety of their customers, employees, and property. Background screening—in partnership with a trustworthy background check agency—is a solid investment in your company’s success. Read more.

about open source qa  Providers Need to Know About Screening Their Field Employees Armed with the information provided in this white paper from HireRight about the risks of inadequate employee vetting and the benefits provided by background screenings, in-home service companies can take steps to better ensure the safety of their customers, employees, and property. Background screening—in partnership with a trustworthy background check agency—is a solid investment in your company’s success. Read more. 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

about open source qa  see two prevalent theories about how Microsoft''s increasing forays in open source could play out down the road. Theory 1 , Microsoft must embrace an inevitable business change brought about by the FOSS community. A change in which an entirely proprietary software business cannot compete against its FOSS counterparts. Theory 2 , is that Microsoft could subvert its FOSS competition from within. This second theory is supported by actions the company has taken with, for example Novell , in which it signed Read More

The Hype About PeopleTools 8


In January 2000, PeopleSoft announced a server centric platform for the development of Internet solutions.

about open source qa  Hype About PeopleTools 8 Event Summary On January 18, 2000, PeopleSoft announced a new server-centric development platform. PeopleTools 8 Internet Architecture will enable the development, deployment, and management of PeopleSoft''s eBusiness applications for business transactions and collaboration via the Internet. The new application is designed to offer developers and customers a single Internet architecture for Internet-based access, effectively lowering application development, deployment, Read More

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.

about open source qa  need. The great thing about open source based commercial derivative works is that you can pick a very particular target market and economically develop for that market . There may not be a massive revenue potential in that specific market but you can pick a small enough market, meet their needs very well, and tap that revenue stream sufficiently to make a profit over what it costs you to extend the open source project. If you were to develop everything from scratch, chances are that wouldn''t happen. A Read More

Single Source or Best of Breed - The Debate Continues


This will never be a clear-cut decision - it is all about the trade-offs.

about open source qa  data isn''t. Summary What about the issues of staying with a single vendor versus a best-of-breed approach? In reality, you will probably have some best-of-breed components to your overall systems because it is very rare for a single vendor to meet 100% of a company''s needs. You should strive to minimize the total number of vendors in your total business solution, but trade-offs will exist. It will boil down to better functionality versus better integration. On the single vendor side will be the 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.

about open source qa  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

Bonitasoft, Part 1: An Upbeat Provider of Open Source BPM Software


One area where open source software providers seem to be doing quite well is business process management (BPM), a discipline that focuses on continuously improving business processes, while taking an outside-in, customer-centric perspective. Think of solutions like Colosa’s ProcessMaker, Intalio, and Alfresco Software’s Activiti. In addition, while Red Hat is expected to make major announcements

about open source qa  to make major announcements about its BPM offering (based on the 2012 Polymita acquisition and the Drools business rules engine ), Bonitasoft has been for some time now posting stellar results. Bonitasoft is growing fast, with more than 2 million downloads, more than 600 customers, more than 100 employees, and a community of over 60,000 contributors (community members). Adding over 150 new customers per month and having its software downloaded every few seconds is not something to sneeze at. Read More

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.

about open source qa  Report provides extensive information about vendor or provider capabilities. Covering everything in TEC''s comprehensive Open Source and Linux, IT Services knowledge base, this rating detail report is invaluable toward RFI and business requirements research. Read More