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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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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  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

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  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

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  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

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.

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

xTupleCon 2014—Why Open Source ERP?


Award winning open source ERP vendor xTuple recently held its user conference—xTupleCon 2014—in its home town of Norfolk, VA. Educational sessions covered not just the xTuple products but also GitHub, common EDI challenges, tools to increase sales, and more. TEC's Ted Rohm takes a look at xTuple's development, open source philosophy, products, and plans for 2015, plus what feature Norfolk Forum speaker Steve Wozniak had to say on the future of computing.

about open source  of the common stereotypes about open source, including that there’s no support, the code quality is poor, and the biggest misconception that gets thrown out by commercial vendors—that open source is littered with security flaws. Regardless of the labels, Fischer says that open source is really a methodology around open collaboration. The granddaddies of open source products include Linux, MySQL, Apache, PHP, PostgreSQL, and Mozilla. New players continue to grow in the open source community including S Read More

No Back Doors. No Open Windows.


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about open source  Back Doors. No Open Windows. To boot or pre-boot, that is the question. There’s no doubt that operating systems (OSs) are complicated given the sheer amount of code that must be flawlessly interfaced and the potential vulnerabilities that can ensue. While full disk encryption (FDE) is one step closer to a more secure OS, encryption without strong authentication isn’t enough. For security-conscious users, pre-boot authentication is the only way to go. Read More

b-Open Ltd.


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Six Misconceptions about Data Migration


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about open source  Misconceptions about Data Migration Originally published February 4th, 2008 As organizations embark on a system implementation, one of the most important and riskiest activities is data migration—the movement of data from the old legacy system to the new system. While the selection, implementation, and operation of an enterprise application for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM), or any other system certainly has technical elements, such systems require much more Read More

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about open source  There is no doubt about the time and effort savings we are already experiencing”. Looking back at Source 1 Enterprises’ decision to choose SAP® Business One for its business software needs, Mr. Schmidt feels fortunate in having Vision33 as its licensed reseller. “Vision33 listened to our needs right from the beginning. The Vision33 implementation team was phenomenal. They went above and beyond to get the job done right and were always there to answer our questions”. Source 1 Enterprises is Read More

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


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about open source  global customer demand trends. About this Article TEC''s Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Evaluation Center 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

TOTALLY Open Disaster Recovery


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about open source  Open Disaster Recovery Disaster recovery is a key component of any business continuity plan. Unfortunately, complexity and high implementation costs prevent many organizations from adequately protecting themselves in the event of a site failure. Discover how data protection solutions, tailored to meet the recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives of your data centers and remote sites, can save your company time and money. 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  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

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