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Open Source versus Closed Source (Proprietary) Software
Open Source vs. Closed Source (Proprietary) Software. Acquire Free Guides and IT Reports In Relation To Open Source Software. Do you understand the differences between open source and closed source (proprietary) software? To make an informed decision when choosing between them, you need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each. The main issues in the debate include cost, service and support, innovation, usability, and security. Get a closer look at open source and closed source software solutions so you know what’s right for your needs.

COMMERCIAL OPEN SOURCE: Open Source versus Closed Source (Proprietary) Software Open Source versus Closed Source (Proprietary) Software Source: bwired Document Type: Checklist/Guide Description: Do you understand the differences between open source and closed source (proprietary) software? To make an informed decision when choosing between them, you need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each. The main issues in the debate include cost, service and support, innovation, usability, and security. Get a closer look at open
8/4/2009 6:48:00 AM

Aras Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale? » The TEC Blog
Aras Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale? » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts here. Learn more

COMMERCIAL OPEN SOURCE: aras, BPM, business model, plm, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
03-12-2007

Source Code Translation
Explore source code translation using MacTranslator and WinTranslator with Excel Software solutions. Download free TEC white paper. Everyone who writes computer software eventually faces the requirement of converting a large code base from one programming language to another. But source-code conversion is a tedious, error-prone, and labor-intensive process. While there is no magic button to turn old code into new code, there are tools that can dramatically reduce the time and cost of a conversion project. Find out more.

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5/17/2010 4:51:00 PM

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 describes each of the trends and discusses their importance for your business.

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
4/13/2005

Excel Format RFP Template


COMMERCIAL OPEN SOURCE: Linux and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFP Template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Excel Format that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference throughout the life-span of your Excel Format software project. Includes:OS and Application Services, Support Services, Consulting, Implementatation, and Reselling, Migration and Version Maintenance Services, Customization Services, Development Services, Security Services, License Support and Applicability, Training and Community Participation, High-Level Market Characteristics

Openbravo ERP


COMMERCIAL OPEN SOURCE: Openbravo provides a fully functional, integrated, Web-based, open source ERP (enterprise management system) and open source point-of-sale (POS) application.

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 to
9/8/2004

xTuple


COMMERCIAL OPEN SOURCE: xTuple provides free, and commercially licensed, open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises
The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large enterprises. One of the critical questions is whether to implement an open source or closed source solution.

COMMERCIAL OPEN SOURCE: one. However, there are commercial open source solutions, such as Red Hat, Mandrake, SUSE, and Solaris Linux. Furthermore, the retail price only marginally impacts the overall cost of software. The entire cost of a software solution is characterized through a value which is called total cost of ownership (TCO). Free solutions are often the result of voluntary efforts of individuals or groups. Their main advantage, of course, is that they are free. However, in calculating the overall TCO, these solutions
12/18/2006

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: Patent Law - the Open Source Movement of the 18th Century Patent Law - the Open Source Movement of the 18th Century C. McNulty - May 8, 2000 Read Comments 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
5/8/2000

Single Source or Best of Breed - The Debate Continues
This will never be a clear-cut decision - it is all about the trade-offs.

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9/1/2003


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