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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
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
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
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 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
Open Source versus Proprietary Business Intelligence
Commercial open source business intelligence (BI) is becoming an alternative to proprietary open source BI for medium and large companies. However, commercial

about open source  Source versus Proprietary Business Intelligence Commercial open source business intelligence (BI) is becoming an alternative to proprietary open source BI for medium and large companies. However, commercial BI solutions have major demerits compared to proprietary BI, and have a long way to go to compete in the market. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of commercial open source BI compared to proprietary BI, and which one may be better for your company. Read More
TOTALLY Open Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery is a key component of any business continuity plan. Unfortunately, complexity and high implementation costs prevent many organizations from

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
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
About WebFirst
WebFirst enables customers to dynamically access the CustomerFirst database utilizing standard web browsers. Through a secure portal on a corporate web site

about open source  WebFirst WebFirst enables customers to dynamically access the CustomerFirst database utilizing standard web browsers. Through a secure portal on a corporate web site, customers can perform a variety of functions related to incident reporting, as well as customer and contact information. Read More
Compiere Announcement on its Web-Oriented Open Source ERP
I just saw this announcement about Compiere''s 11 new demos. The company is offering a sneak peek of its next generation Web-architecture. While watching the

about open source  days ago I posted about some debates taking place on the user-friendliness of enterprise software. I suggested that getting the software development process to incorporate greater open communications like in open source projects, could help improve the user-friendliness. Well this is a real live example of just that. 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

about open source  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
Business Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply
Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a hot topic in the business process management (BPM) market. This article discusses the relevance between BPM

about open source  wrote a product note about Aras Innovator , the only enterprise open source solution available on the product lifecycle management (PLM) market. After that, my interest in free and open source software (FOSS) did not fade but I changed my focus to another category of enterprise software— business process management (BPM). This time, I was able to find more than one BPM solution that’s offered without license fees and had an impression that in the BPM area, FOSS- as-a-software-licensing-model has Read More
What’s Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP?
You may be wondering how the open-source ERP vendor xTuple operating with a workforce of only 27 can compete on the same stage with the software giants. Find

about open source  The really cool thing about 4.0 is that the new Mobile Web client will interoperate seamlessly with the desktop client. Both will talk to the same PostgreSQL database back end and, by the end of the 4.x series, the entire application will have been ported to the Mobile Web platform. We''re not aware of any ERP vendor that has come close to doing this. In addition to 100+ minor enhancements, release 4.0 will see the full suite of corporate/customer relationship management (CRM), accounting, and T&E 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

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