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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...
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...
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...
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

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...
xTuple
xTuple provides free, and commercially licensed, open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Its customers range from small businesses to large

commercial open source  xTuple provides free, and commercially licensed, open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Its customers range from small businesses to large enterprises in a variety of industries, including food production, manufacturing of pistons, industrial pumps, and specialty garments, and others. xTuple is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia (US). Read More...
Open System, Inc
Open Systems was founded in 1976 on the premise of delivering powerful accounting software solutions to small and mid-market customers. Throughout its 25

commercial open source  System, Inc Open Systems was founded in 1976 on the premise of delivering powerful accounting software solutions to small and mid-market customers. Throughout its 25+ years, Open Systems has partnered with thousands of independent resellers, consultants and developers in order to deliver accounting software solutions to over 250,000 small, growing, and mid-market software users. Read More...
BI: On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced?
On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to

commercial open source  On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced? On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now. 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

commercial open source  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 of the most vocal proprietary vendors against free and open source software ? 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

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...
Sun to
Sun Microsystems Inc. is working towards eventually

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...
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...
ITT’s New “Global Vault” Achieves Vision of a Single Data Source
When it comes to product lifecycle management (PLM), unreachable information is as expensive as excess inventory lying in a warehouse. That’s why ITT Industries

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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

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...

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