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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

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

Sitefinity CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions


Choosing between an open-source content management system (CMS) and a commercial product can have a strategic impact on an organization. This white paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of open-source solutions compared to the Telerik Sitefinity solution in terms of installation costs, support, integration, usability, upgrades, standards compliance, user training, and return on investment (ROI).

commercial open source  system (CMS) and a commercial product can have a strategic impact on an organization. This white paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of open-source solutions compared to the Telerik Sitefinity solution in terms of installation costs, support, integration, usability, upgrades, standards compliance, user training, and return on investment (ROI). 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

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 help, know what questions to ask to ensure you're getting what you need.

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

Mobile Enterprise App Stores: Open for Business


This report seeks to identify the key components and the growing enterprise requirements for mobile enterprise application stores as well as the key solution providers delivering mobile enterprise application stores. As increased mobile enterprise application adoption occurs within organizations, mobile enterprise app stores provide information technology (IT) staff with better control, management, and user segmentation of applications to employees.

commercial open source  Enterprise App Stores: Open for Business This report seeks to identify the key components and the growing enterprise requirements for mobile enterprise application stores as well as the key solution providers delivering mobile enterprise application stores. As increased mobile enterprise application adoption occurs within organizations, mobile enterprise app stores provide information technology (IT) staff with better control, management, and user segmentation of applications to employees. BEGINLYX Read More

Red Hat Summit 2014: Open Source at the Forefront of IT


For Red Hat, the recent summit that took place in California was special in many instances. It marked the 10th anniversary of the Red Hat Summit and the celebration of a company that has for more than 20 years been a key contributor, consolidator, and promoter of open source technology in the enterprise, and is now a key player in the software and IT industry in general.

commercial open source  Hat Summit 2014: Open Source at the Forefront of IT For Red Hat , one of the keystones of the open source community as well as one of its most sound success cases, the recent summit that took place in California was special in many instances. It marked the 10 th anniversary of the Red Hat Summit and the celebration of a company that has for more than 20 years been a key contributor, consolidator, and promoter of open source technology in the enterprise, and is now a key player in the software and IT 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.

commercial open source  community-sourcing model, Sun charges commercial users a license fee. The community source concept articulated by Sun falls short of open sourcing, which has been popularized by the Linux community. Open source allows any individual to both access the software and amend it, whether for development or commercial use. We already offer it with our microprocessors, Solaris, Java, Jini and our HPC (high-performance computing) software, Joy said here at the Asia-Pacific IT Summit in an interview with IDG Read More

Ensuring EPM Success with Eyes Wide Open


If your approach for implementing an application that will be accessed primarily by business users is the same one you’d take to deploy a back-end IT system, you might want to rethink your implementation strategy. Business users need to be more involved in the configuration and design of the systems they will be using, and they need to be involved early. Read further to ensure your EPM solution implementation is a success.

commercial open source  EPM Success with Eyes Wide Open If your approach for implementing an application that will be accessed primarily by business users is the same one you’d take to deploy a back-end IT system, you might want to rethink your implementation strategy. Business users need to be more involved in the configuration and design of the systems they will be using, and they need to be involved early. Read further to ensure your EPM solution implementation is a success. 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 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.

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

Network Protection with Open Space Security


Today’s information technologies present businesses with countless ways to communicate and collaborate, creating a new global work environment that does not follow traditional physical limitations of borders and boundaries. Find out about an approach to network security that extends your protection beyond the workplace to reach remote users and an increasingly mobile workforce.

commercial open source  Protection with Open Space Security Today’s information technologies present businesses with countless ways to communicate and collaborate, creating a new global work environment that does not follow traditional physical limitations of borders and boundaries. Find out about an approach to network security that extends your protection beyond the workplace to reach remote users and an increasingly mobile workforce. 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 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

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

Kerridge Commercial Systems Case Study: Haldane Fisher Ltd


UK-based Haldane Fisher is a leading independent supplier to the construction industry. The company had grown through acquisition and had three separate character-based computer systems. Consolidating these IT systems into a single solution was a natural, if challenging path. Download this case study to find out why Kerridge Commercial Systems’ K8 system was the best fit for this expanding, forward-looking company.

commercial open source  Commercial Systems Case Study: Haldane Fisher Ltd UK-based Haldane Fisher is a leading independent supplier to the construction industry. The company had grown through acquisition and had three separate character-based computer systems. Consolidating these IT systems into a single solution was a natural, if challenging path. Download this case study to find out why Kerridge Commercial Systems’ K8 system was the best fit for this expanding, forward-looking company. Read More

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


As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This series highlights fundamentals for the enterprise as manifested in global customer demand trends.

commercial open source  DB2 has a longer commercial history (DB2 has been around for about twice as long as MySQL) and thus is more likely to have a range of current and legacy products supporting it. In addition, there may be issues regarding the functional capabilities of one system compared to another. It is not the point of this article to review functional characteristics of database systems but keep in mind that these are open source systems so it may be possible for the vendors to contribute toward the open source 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.

commercial open source  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