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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

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...
Why Open Source is Important to You
There are two trends in open source adoption that make it imperative that you consider open source solutions for your future IT initiatives. This article

commercial open source  employ it internally. With commercial entities offering paid support for their open source applications, mainstream organizations can rely on the product developers to help with application problems. Open Source Trends: The Bottom Line Open source software is no longer only used by large, technically sophisticated IT organizations. Mainstream organizations are now gaining the benefits of open source: lower cost and flexibility of use. Open source is now offering a whole new range of opportunities for 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

commercial open source  and partner with a commercial provider. Most organizations find the concept of open source community difficult to grasp at first, so this motive is very understandable. Lack of familiarity with the product. If an organization is just beginning to use a product and doesn''t have anyone on staff very familiar with how the product works, it may be important to have experienced resources available. These resources may be part of the development team employed by the vendor, or may be a service provider that 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

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...
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

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...
Bonitasoft, Part 1: An Upbeat Provider of Open Source BPM Software
One area where open source software providers seem to be doing quite well is business process management (BPM), a discipline that focuses on continuously

commercial open source  Part 1: An Upbeat Provider of Open Source BPM Software One area where open source software providers seem to be doing quite well is business process management (BPM), a discipline that focuses on continuously improving business processes, while taking an outside-in, customer-centric perspective. Think of solutions like Colosa ’s ProcessMaker , Intalio , and Alfresco Software ’s Activiti . In addition, while Red Hat is expected to make major announcements about its BPM offering (based on the Read More...
Open, Manage, and Accelerate SSL Encrypted Applications
Although secure sockets layer (SSL) is a ubiquitous enabler of e-commerce and outsourcing, it creates a special challenge for network administrators and

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Apple Displays Its Core in Mac OS X
Apple has opened up the source code for the kernel of their next generation operation system, Mac OS X. Et tu, Redmond?

commercial open source  Displays Its Core in Mac OS X Apple Displays Its Core in Mac OS X C. McNulty - April 27th, 2000 Event Summary Apple [NASDAQ:AAPL] announced the release of Darwin 1.0, the advanced operating system core at the heart of Mac OS X, and the release of an updated Darwin Streaming Server. Darwin''s open source model allows the tens of thousands of registered Darwin developers to modify, customize, and extend key Apple software, including the modern mach kernel and BSD layers found in Apple''s next generation Read More...
Process Efficiencies and Cost-cutting Measures for Industrial and Commercial Machinery Manufacturers
The indifference of software vendors to the industrial and commercial machinery manufacturing sector has limited this market’s progress in leveraging IT tools

commercial open source  Measures for Industrial and Commercial Machinery Manufacturers The indifference of software vendors to the industrial and commercial machinery manufacturing sector has limited this market’s progress in leveraging IT tools to their advantage. This indifference also affects the sector’s success in addressing key business issues. For these manufacturers—and the software vendors that serve them—recognition and response to these issues can no longer be delayed. 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

commercial open source  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 Strategies
Open Source Strategies, Inc. is a strategic and technology consulting firm specializing in open source software, such as ERP and CRM. Open Source Strategies

commercial open source  Source Strategies Open Source Strategies, Inc. is a strategic and technology consulting firm specializing in open source software, such as ERP and CRM. Open Source Strategies is one of the core developers of Open For Business and the is principal sponsor of opentaps Open Source ERP and CRM. The company is headquartered in California, USA. 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

commercial open source  sell a more feature-packed commercial version of its open source product (licensed under its version of the Mozilla Public License), while eventually working the commercially-released features back into the open source core. Additionally, the company offers support, implementation services, hosting, and CRM appliances. CEO John Roberts explained: We generate revenue from a very small percentage of the people that use our software, which was part of our business model from day one and that''s the way it Read More...
Open letter to companies planning on using Social CRM
If you have decided to use social customer relationship management (SCRM) to sell your products or services, you should be ready to adapt to what your customers

commercial open source  letter to companies planning on using Social CRM If you have decided to use social customer relationship management (SCRM) to sell your products or services, you should be ready to adapt to what your customers consider SCRM to be, not vice versa. As I mentioned in my post Social CRM is Dead, Long Live Social Media Flavored CRM , I see the “social” in SCRM as being related to human welfare and not only to social media. Therefore, SCRM should not only allow me to use social media when interacting Read More...

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