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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Case Study: SAP Business One Making The Difference For Source 1 Enterprises
For compliance with vendor requirements, Source 1 Enterprises, a supplier of health and beauty products, needed a solution to automate bill-back revenue and

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...
Help Selecting Open Source Consulting Services
Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its FOSS Evaluation Center (fossevaluation.com), which lets end

about open source  s web site http://www.TechnologyEvaluation.com/ About the Free and Open Source Software Evaluation Center The FOSS Evaluation Center is a new on-line decision support system featuring research on some of the more well-known open source project firms (with additional firms rapidly being added). The knowledge base consists of close to 1,000 criteria for analyzing open source consulting and service providing firms. For more information, see the web site at http://foss.technologyevaluation.com/press/ Read More...
Storage Virtualization Isn’t About Storage
Virtualization is central to twenty-first-century IT systems, yet many chief information officers fail to understand the benefits it can deliver to the data

about open source  Virtualization Isn’t About Storage Virtualization is central to twenty-first-century IT systems, yet many chief information officers fail to understand the benefits it can deliver to the data center. Storage controllers have always offered the ability to carve out pieces of real storage from a large pool and deliver them to a number of hosts, but it is storage virtualization itself that offers improvements that drive operational efficiency. Find out more. Read More...
TEC Talks to the Compiere ERP/CRM ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Three: Compiere/ComPiere
Compiere project leader, Jorg Janke, reveals to TEC the advantages and difficulties in developing an ERP solution as Open Source software. Jorg explains some of

about open source  Edward L. Lilly, Jr. 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...
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

about open source  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. Read More...
Lynx to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community
Through the release of Lynx’s Messenger Technology code to the ‘Open-Source’ community they hope to gain a strong foothold in Linux messaging as the operating

about open source  to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community Lynx to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community P. Hayes - July 24, 2000 Event Summary SAN JOSE, Calif., Lynx Real-Time Systems, Inc., announced the donation of Lynx Messenger for BlueCat Linux, its high-performance messaging technology, to the Linux open-source community to establish a new standard for advanced CompactPCI inter-board messaging in distributed and high availability (HA) systems. Market Impact Lynx messaging Read More...
The Truth About Sage X3 ERP
You can use our patented online decision support engine* at TEC''s ERP comparison reports web site to compare Sage x3 against two other ERP solutio...

about open source  Truth About Sage X3 ERP Leading software vendor Sage says its X3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is easy to use and supports the most complex business requirements, including accounting; operations; customer relationship management (CRM); human resources (HR); time tracking; and merchant services. But does that mean Sage X3 is the right ERP solution for your company? That really depends on how well it supports your company''s particular needs. And now, there''s a fast and easy way for you 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 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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