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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...
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...
TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG
TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source

about open source  project leader, Jorg Janke. About this Article TEC is launching its Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Evaluation Center . It will provide 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 solutions. Please send comments or inquiries to the author, Joshua Chalifour, at jchalifour@technologyevaluation.com . Read More...
Choosing an Open Source Vendor and Service Provider
As more companies begin to use open source, demand for direct support and services beyond the on-line community will grow. If you''re looking for open source

about open source  Five Things to Learn about an Open Source Software Provider Do they provide the services you need? It''s not enough that there is a vendor associated with the product you''re interested in. What''s really important is that they deliver what you need. If you are looking for architectural advice to help you understand how to integrate the new product into your infrastructure, and the vendor focuses on technical support for their product, you''re not getting what you need. Be sure to define what you require 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...
Considerations When Comparing Open Source and Appliance-Based Messaging
Open source messaging middleware is an increasingly popular way to provide data distribution functionality inside and outside the datacenter. It can let

about open source  When Comparing Open Source and Appliance-Based Messaging Open source messaging middleware is an increasingly popular way to provide data distribution functionality inside and outside the datacenter. It can let companies cost-effectively meet relatively simple messaging requirements without the expense of purchasing a commercial messaging platform. It is important to understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of open source and appliance-based messaging in order to choose a platform Read More...
The Truth about Agent versus Agentless Monitoring
Monitoring servers, environments (physical and virtual), platforms (AIX, Solaris, Windows, VMware, HP/UX, Linux, Novell), applications (e-mail, Web, CRM, ERP, e

about open source  Truth about Agent versus Agentless Monitoring Monitoring servers, environments (physical and virtual), platforms (AIX, Solaris, Windows, VMware, HP/UX, Linux, Novell), applications (e-mail, Web, CRM, ERP, e-commerce), and services (service level agreements) is critical for IT departments. But it can be a daunting task to find the right monitoring solution. This paper examines the differences between agent and agentless monitoring, to help you make the right decision. Read More...
The Truth about Data Mining
It is now imperative that businesses be prudent. With rising volumes of data, traditional analytical techniques may not be able to discover valuable data

about open source  Truth about Data Mining A business intelligence (BI) implementation can be considered two-tiered. The first tier comprises standard reporting, ad hoc reporting, multidimensional analysis, dashboards, scorecards, and alerts. The second tier is more commonly found in organizations that have successfully built a mature first tier. Advanced data analysis through predictive modeling and forecasting defines this tier—in other words, data mining. Data mining has a significantly broad reach and application. Read More...
Inprise/Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code
In a move which will challenge other database vendors to open-source their SQL databases, Inprise/Borland Corporation has announced it is releasing the source

about open source  Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code Event Summary SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - January 3, 2000 - Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq: INPR) today announced that it plans to jump to the forefront of the Linux database market by open-sourcing InterBase 6, the new version of its cross-platform SQL database. Inprise plans to release InterBase in open-source form for multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows NT, and Solaris, make the database available at no charge, and spin the In Read More...
Six Misconceptions about Data Migration
A truly successful data migration project involves not only an understanding of how to migrate the data from a technical standpoint, but an understanding of how

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...
Everything You Don’t Know about Desktop Search
Despite all the attention the newest breed of desktop search has received in the press, here’s what the media hasn’t told you: 1) today’s newcomers aren’t ready

about open source  You Don’t Know about Desktop Search Despite all the attention the newest breed of desktop search has received in the press, here’s what the media hasn’t told you: 1) today’s newcomers aren’t ready for the enterprise; 2) desktop search is not new; and 3) you get what you pay for. Find out more—and get a 12-step checklist that will help you determine your needs, and evaluate and select the desktop search tool that’s right for you. 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  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...
Vertical Solutions Inc.-All About Field Service: Part Two
In a blog post last week, I talked about Vertical Solutions’ (VSI) offerings for field service management (FSM), including the company’s customer profile

about open source  Solutions Inc.-All About Field Service: Part Two In a blog post last week , I talked about Vertical Solutions’ (VSI) offerings for field service management (FSM), including the company’s customer profile, partners for extending the solution, and VSI’s big data capabilities. To expand on the company’s value prop and positioning, we recently had an in-depth candid discussion with VSI’s executive vice president (EVP) Kris Brannock. Ms. Brannock focuses on the strategy and direction of 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...

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