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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

define open source  the mid-market, which we''d define as companies with $100 million (USD) to $1 billion (USD) in revenues. We''d be shocked if anyone had more than 10 percent of the under-$100 million market; but of course, that''s a group that''s notoriously hard to measure. In any case, we believe that the appeal of open (open source, open standards, open communications), multi-platform, community-based solutions will only continue to grow—and that xTuple will continue to grow with it. Further Readings on xTuple and Read More...
TEC Talks to the Compiere ERP/CRM ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Three: Compiere/ComPiere
Compiere project leader, Jorg Janke, reveals to TEC the advantages and difficulties in developing an ERP solution as Open Source software. Jorg explains some of

define open source  Talks to the Compiere ERP/CRM ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Three: Compiere/ComPiere Introduction Consider that Free and open source software models, as opposed to the traditional proprietary models, may afford end user organizations a direct line to getting the software that is most well-adapted to their specific needs and at a lower cost. If that tends to be the case, one should ask how it is that the groups providing Free and open source enterprise software model their 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

define open source  automation, and analytics areas define the focal points of its product. It also has potential to satisfy different industries and support product technology areas, whereas the other categories are rather neglected. What does this graph mean? It is likely that the Microsoft solution has fewer peaks and valleys because it has a longer history and thus the time and resources focused into supporting a wide variety of user requirements. That is, it supports a fairly complete range of criteria for each Read More...
Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution
As organizations face a pressing need to rationalize the cost of enterprise software, open source business intelligence (BI) is fast becoming a viable

define open source  provide the ability to define metrics that are important to an enterprise and deploy them using a variety of user interface features: spreadsheet-style grids, integration with Google Maps, cross-tab reports, and drilldown to reports or multidimensional analysis. Integration to other web content through frames or AJAX components is also possible. The Community Dashboard Framework (CDF), developed by senior members of Pentaho''s community, makes it simpler to develop new dashboards by defining the various 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

define open source  need. Be sure to define what you require from the vendor and confirm that it''s available. Do they provide good value for your investment? Unfortunately, some vendors bundle their offerings—so support comes along with indemnification even if you only need on-call technical support. Don''t overbuy what you need. Also, try and estimate how much service you''ll need. Many organizations purchase much more support availability (in other words, more hours than they truly require) than necessary. It will be 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

define 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...
Compiere ERP & CRM
Compiere is an open source ERP software application with fully integrated CRM software solutions. The firm provides a comprehensive solution for small and

define open source  ERP & CRM Compiere is an open source ERP software application with fully integrated CRM software solutions. The firm provides a comprehensive solution for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in distribution and service on a global basis and covers all areas from customer management and supply chain to accounting. Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM especially supports service and distribution (retail and wholesale) industries with an integrated web store, covering material management, purchasing sales, 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

define open source  suite (BPMS) is generally defined as a set of technology tools for modeling, automating, monitoring, managing, and optimizing business processes. Figure 1. Bonita Open BPM Modules and Features The other thing that was missing in the marketplace was an affordable BPM solution that allowed organization and organizations within organizations to deploy process improvement applications quickly. Most BPM offerings consist of a monolithic BPMS. They need top-down initiation to flow through the entire Read More...
b-Open Ltd.
b-Open Ltd., founded in 2004, is a software company specialized in cloud solutions. b-Open aims to provide innovative products based on its proprietary PaaS

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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

define open source  Open Source is Important to You Introduction There''s been an incredible amount of news and gossip about open source over the past year. Between the SCO lawsuits, the Microsoft Windows versus Linux TCO campaign, and the IBM Linux Everywhere advertising blitz, open source seems to have gotten more coverage than the Brad and Jennifer split. You might be forgiven for thinking the whole open source thing is overblown—plenty of smoke but no fire. You''d be wrong. Open source has been gathering steam and 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

define 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...
Biometrics for Global Web Authentication: An Open Source Java/J2EE-Based Approach
Recently, companies have been working on integrating biometric verification capabilities using open source single-sign-on techniques. The main idea behind this

define open source  for Global Web Authentication: An Open Source Java/J2EE-Based Approach Recently, companies have been working on integrating biometric verification capabilities using open source single-sign-on techniques. The main idea behind this integration is to take advantage of the infrastructure provided by a Central Authentication Service (CAS) to offer single-sign-on Web authentication, while improving security beyond basic mechanisms based on login and password. Find out more. Read More...
Secure Your Source Code
Are you on top of data security compliance? Is your source code secure? Are you looking for a new approach that can help ensure these things are taken care of

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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

define 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...

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