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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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SaaS-based Test Management


Organizations must keep up with technology and adapt their quality assurance (QA) processes for continued success. Test management isn’t optional. The proper test management tool allows for objectivity and efficiency, while enabling you to monitor quality at every step of the testing cycle. Knowing where you are in the testing cycle is key, as is knowing how to mitigate the risks while controlling costs and saving time.

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Anti-Spam Software: An Effective Way to Fight Spam.


Spam is unsolicited junk mail sent to you or your mail server. People who indulge in such activities are called spammers. These are sent by commercial advertisers who may offer dubious products, get rich schemes, products that do not suit your life style, promote illegal activities, etc. The intent here is to make you spend money. Almost 60% to 70% of spam is related to porn. There is another type of spammer who sends large number of e-mails that flood your mailbox or mail server. This white paper provides information about spam, losses caused by spam, how spam works and suggests key features that a good anti-spam software should have.

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10 Steps to Better Software Test Automation


Maybe you’re considering software test tools for the first time. Or maybe you have experience but think your existing software test automation process needs retooling. Whatever your perspective, there are tips and tricks you may not know about test design and development. These 10 steps to building software test automation can help you shorten your time to market, improve the quality of your products, and save you money.

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It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.

best open source qa  would not be the best use of workflow and BPM tools. From a bottom line perspective, adding workflow/BPM to business processes should save money and time, increase customer satisfaction, get results quicker and largely eliminate things getting lost in the shuffle. Thus, success with (or payback from) workflow and/or BPM deployments should be measured with a clear and simple business metric, such as: reduced number of returned shipments, reduced lead time for special orders, increased consistency of task Read More

The Formula for Product Success: Focus on Flexibility and Cooperation


Jeeves has retained the concept of having a single innovative product with broad and reliable functionality, and an open architecture. But beyond the solid nature of the product, Jeeves also takes pains to communicate effectively with both customers and partners.

best open source qa  decide how Jeeves will best support business development. The starting point is a focus on the existing ways in which the user conducts business (for example, with respect to workflows or business processes, or with respect to areas which are functioning well or poorly). Then the focus shifts to the user''s goals for the future, whether they be strategic goals ( what do we want to achieve? ), or operational or tactical goals ( how do we want to work? ). Finally, the preliminary study analyzes the 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 code for its InterBase 6 cross-platform SQL database. It will provide the database on multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows NT, and Sun Solaris, make the database available at no charge, and spin the InterBase division off into a separate company.

best open source qa  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

Infor LN ERP Gets Open Source and Cloud Underpinnings


At the recent Red Hat Summit 2014, Infor announced a joint collaboration with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, and EnterpriseDB, a PostgreSQL database company, to make Infor LN ERP available on a total open technology stack.

best open source qa  LN ERP Gets Open Source and Cloud Underpinnings Infor at the recent Red Hat Summit 2014 announced a joint collaboration with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, and EnterpriseDB , a PostgreSQL database company, to make Infor LN ERP available on a total open technology stack. Infor LN is a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) application for large and midsize complex manufacturers delivered on a technology platform that was designed to give IT departments the flexibility Read More

Sun to "Community Source" Almost Everything


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.

best open source qa  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

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 out for me, concern what open sourcing enabled Aras to do. According to the article, using an open source development model allowed Aras to develop its software much more quickly--it cites Aras as being "one of only 10 ISVs to

best open source qa  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 out for me, concern what open sourcing enabled Aras to do. According to the article, using an open source development model allowed Aras to develop its software much more quickly--it cites Aras as being one of only 10 ISVs to gain full certification for its software running on Microsoft’s forthcoming 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 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.

best open source qa  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

SalesLogix and ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software


Having garnered a powerful broad enterprise applications portfolio, Best Software is challenging the competition and telling the market it will not easily be overlooked.

best open source qa  ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software SalesLogix and ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software P.J. Jakovljevic - July 29, 2002 Event Summary At the beginning of July, Best Software , one of the leading business management products and services providers for small and mid-size organizations, announced that Interact Commerce Corporation ''s popular ACT! contact management and SalesLogix customer relationship management (CRM) solutions will join Best Software thereby creating its CRM Division . The 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 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.

best open source qa  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

How to Keep Your Best Customers and People in Tough Times


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best open source qa  to Keep Your Best Customers and People in Tough Times Wouldn''t it be great if you could get a leading group of business relationship experts to offer you their best strategies, tips, and advice on how to keep your best customers and employees during a recession? Well, now it''s just a click away, and it''s free. In the on-demand webcast How to Keep Your Best Customers and People in Tough Times , you''ll find out how to build closer relationships with your existing customers why a recession can be the 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

best open source qa  of its framework? The best way I can think of is to launch its own open source initiatives with the support of the existing open source ecosystem. Then Microsoft becomes, not only an accepted participant, but it gains some recognition momentum as an initiator. Enter the two new Microsoft licenses (Ms-PL and Ms-RL). Both of its new licenses feature a section that deals with patents--with a goal, it seems to me, to dampen the likelihood of patent lawsuits. Consider again the amount of sabre rattling that 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 software platforms to more cost-effectively deliver its own ERP solution.

best open source qa  is not necessarily the best solution for vertical application software such as an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Thus, OpenMFG itself is not an open source ERP system but leverages open source in two key ways: the product is built on top of inexpensive open source software such as Linux and PostgreSQL, and the company makes its own source code available to its partners and customers. As CEO Ned Lilly explains, their own software is offered under a licensing method that borrows some ideas from Read More