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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.

commercial open source  a coordinator of the commercial players and others using Open For Business. The core of the whole thing is OFBiz, the open source project itself. . . . Andy and I run Undersun Consulting, which is mainly how we do business now. In general, the model with OFBiz is there is the open source project at the center, with all sorts of different users floating around it at different distances away from the project, depending on how involved they are with the project itself. Mostly, in dealing with the open 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.

commercial 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. 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.

commercial open source  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 Solr, Ubuntu, Hadoop, Node.js, and even non-software open source products like Tesla and MIT OCW (OpenCourseWare). Not only are these open 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 out how as TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at xTuple’s current ERP offerings and commercial editions, and speaks with xTuple CEO Ned Lilly on the vendor’s social capabilities, product development focus, market and competitive landscape, and future outlook.

commercial open source  years young. As a commercial open source company, xTuple works with a global community of tens of thousands of professional users. Customers can tailor the vendor’s solutions with multi-platform support for Apple Mac , Microsoft Windows , Linux and mobile devices, and take advantage of flexible and transparent licensing and pricing options. xTuple targets mid-market enterprises and smaller organizations with solutions that are an alternative to the typical older, larger and significantly more expensive 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.

commercial open source  often trounces the mid-tier commercial ERP offerings mentioned above when it comes to value. This is due to many free infrastructure components and less need for consulting, since the system is quite straightforward and simple to use, having a clean GUI (which is not exactly a typical feature of open source products). Thus, an average total cost of ownership (TCO) of $50,000 (USD) for the first year is much lower than its proprietary ERP peers named above. On the other hand, xTuple ERP runs on many 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.

commercial 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

Breathing Open Air at NetSuite


It has been almost two years since NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) went public and my analysis of that blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) event. Needless to say, much has happened at the bullish software company since.   NetSuite positions itself as “a leading vendor of on-demand (or cloud computing) integrated business management software suites for midsized

commercial open source  Open Air at NetSuite It has been almost two years since NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) went public and my  analysis of that blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) event . Needless to say, much has happened at the bullish software company since.   NetSuite  positions itself as “a leading vendor of on-demand (or  cloud computing ) integrated business management  software suites  for midsized businesses and divisions of large companies.” In other words, contrary to its  software as a service 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.

commercial open source  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

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.

commercial open source  a . . . commercial organization with software license dollars attached to it, it''s hard to get that kind of model working in a pure open source world for more narrow vertical application software because the dollars just don''t make sense. If it''s an operating system where 10,000 people use it for 10,000 different things or a database where 5,000 people use it for 5,000 different things, there''s a lot more common horizontal functionality that everybody can agree on. Take for example, if a developer went Read More

Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season


Does Manugistics’ acquisition of a small ERP vendor confirms a further degree of integration and convergence between ERP, SCM and CRM applications in 2002 and beyond, with SCM and CRM moving towards the transactional aspects that have until lately been the prerogative of ERP?

commercial open source  and accounting system for commercial and military MRO facilities is a Web-based, workflow-enabled solution. Buying Advantage - This e-procurement system, delivered by WDS'' subsidiary Advisian, is designed expressly for direct material acquisition that makes up a great part of all procurement in complex manufacturing industries. The solution is workflow-driven, and has sophisticated tools for managing contractual and regulatory obligations that impact complex manufacturing operations. As if one Read More

Business Continuity: Are You Always Open for Business?


Limited resources dictate that most midsize companies must support business continuity at the lowest cost and without putting additional pressure on scarce IT resources. But business continuity is more of a critical success factor than ever before. Customers won’t tolerate a lack of service availability. Midsize companies must find a way to ensure maximum business continuity, and reduce downtime—and costs. Learn more.

commercial open source  Continuity: Are You Always Open for Business? Limited resources dictate that most midsize companies must support business continuity at the lowest cost and without putting additional pressure on scarce IT resources. But business continuity is more of a critical success factor than ever before. Customers won’t tolerate a lack of service availability. Midsize companies must find a way to ensure maximum business continuity, and reduce downtime—and costs. Learn more. Read More

Patent Law - the Open Source Movement of the 18th Century


Recent patents issued to Amazon.com and Priceline.com on their online business methods have caught competitors by surprise. “It’s a monopoly!” they say. Of course it is.

commercial open source  Law - the Open Source Movement of the 18th Century Patent Law - the Open Source Movement of the 18th Century C. McNulty -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In March, Q. Todd Dickinson, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, announced a new initiative to ensure that patents granted for software-implemented business methods are of the highest quality and benefit to the growing electronic commerce industry. In remarks to the San Read More

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


Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article highlights FOSS fundamentals with the goal of adding clarity for the uninitiated.

commercial open source  at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction The first part of this article concerned the Free and open source software (FOSS) origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. This second part reviews reasons behind why enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand, as well as why software providers should continue efforts to meet the demand. Together, these articles should offer an overview of FOSS concepts for Read More