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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

about open source  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
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

about open source  SAP is downright dismissive about open source applications. In the same way, Microsoft and Oracle see SOA as another opportunity to build stackiness for their infrastructure businesses, which in both cases bring in more revenue than the application side of the house. Infor, with a giant bag full of disparate technologies and decades-old products, quite naturally sees it as a giant systems integration project. I don''t know a great deal about IFS, but it seems to me that their response is not unlike what 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

about open source  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
Recognition for IP Telephony Open Source Style
I''ve seen a lot of press about the open source telephony system, Asterisk. Although I haven''t worked in the telephony world for some time, I remember what it

about open source  a lot of press about the open source telephony system, Asterisk . Although I haven''t worked in the telephony world for some time, I remember what it was like administering those systems years ago in a midsize company that handled large event ticket sales. We ran some systems on OS/2 and for larger ACD call center requirements, Unix. These were not inexpensive systems. If I go to AsteriskNOW.org, now I can download a specialized Linux distribution that installs as an easy-to-set-up PBX system. Since TEC''s 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

about open source  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
Using Management Software to Tackle Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Which Scope Are You Talking About?
“Clearly there will be winners and losers in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and investors should be concerned about companies who are not able to

about open source  investors should be concerned about companies who are not able to provide the information they require.” – Carbon Disclosure Project Global 500 Report 2008 (also known as CDP6) To today’s enterprises, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission—amongst various sustainability issues—is one of the highest priorities. Some companies, as I have seen, have set up strategies to address GHG emission issues. At the operational level, companies are modifying accounting systems to report GHG emissions and to Read More
Forget Everything You Think You Know About ERP
In Forget Everything You Think You Know about ERP, you''ll learn how innovative vendors are rethinking ERP and offering solutions that...

about open source  You Think You Know About ERP Is your ERP system too complex? Too expensive? Not flexible enough? It doesn''t have to be. In Forget Everything You Think You Know about ERP , you''ll learn how innovative vendors are rethinking ERP—and offering solutions that install quickly, upgrade easily, and evolve with your business boost employee productivity with intuitive user interfaces access all of your data no matter where it lives or what application created it Download Forget Everything You Think You Know Read More
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

about open source  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
What You Need to Know about E-learning Technology Standards Before Selecting an LMS
If you’re planning to purchase a learning management system (LMS), or upgrade your existing one, you’d better know about SCORM and AICC. Learn why it’s critical

about open source  You Need to Know about E-learning Technology Standards Before Selecting an LMS If you’re a small to medium business looking to purchase a learning management system (LMS), you may not be fully aware of the standards out there for e-learning. Many of us take for granted the fact that we can simply sign up for an e-learning course, whether it’s an online course, or a course offered through our own company’s LMS: We log in, start our training, breeze our way through the content and questions, and Read More
Enlightened Self-interest Launches CRM Information Source
Software vendor Net Perceptions and CRM gurus Peppers and Rogers Group have joined forces to develop co-branded media products covering the use of technology to

about open source  personalization,perceptions,CRM Information Source,Peppers and Rogers Group,Net Perceptions,One publication,ROI analysis for personalization,1to1 Personalization,B2C commerce,personalization market,B2C website,crm systems,b2b email marketing Read More
Open Source CRM project Zurmo releases Version 0.7.5
Zurmo has released a new version of its Open Source CRM. The  0.7.5 version offers new social CRM elements, the option to add profile pictures, and custom lists

about open source  Source CRM project Zurmo releases Version 0.7.5 Zurmo has released a new version of its  Open Source CRM . The  0.7.5 version offers new social CRM elements, the option to add profile pictures, and custom lists while searching. One new feature worth underlining is Mission—a new gamification component that invites co-workers to challenge one another in exchange for a reward . In fact, Mission proposes a unified vision of all customer interactions within an organization by displaying each Read More
Sun to
Sun Microsystems Inc. is working towards eventually

about open source  to Community Source Almost Everything Event Summary IDG News Service San Francisco Bureau November 18, 1999 Sun Microsystems Inc. is working towards eventually community sourcing as much of its software as possible, according to company Co-founder and Chief Scientist Bill Joy. Community sourcing means that Sun makes the source code for a product publicly available, so that developers can download the code free of charge and make changes to it as long as they report to Sun any bugs encountered. Read More
Open Commerce Platform
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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

about open source  particular, Shaun Connolly''s post about scaling a software business , in which he mentions that JBoss ...sold 75% subscriptions, 15% training, 10% consulting. Aras''s shift may be an interesting case to follow as a counter example (though certainly not the only one) to the Rodrigues notion against open source business model scalability. The article on Aras features some commentary from the company''s VP of marketing, Marc Lind, praising the predictability and scalability of the subscription model. The 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  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

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