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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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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.

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

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.

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

Open Platform Provider Answers Questions about the State of the Market


Rather than offering the customary opinions and analysis of major market trends beforehand and then giving the involved vendors a chance for a factual review and feedback, this time Technology Evaluation Centers has attempted to solicit vendors’ proactive views.

define open source  of standards that loosely define SOA, but too many vendors are all too willing to compromise the ideas of SOA to promote their own interests in selling the whole stack. The idea behind SOA is that the customer is in control of application and technology choices—not the vendor. The “stack” approach to SOA runs counter to that choice. TEC: Any comment regarding pro-et-contras for both the platform choice and rationalization (“ lock-in ,” and constantly waiting for the moving parts to be in sync)? 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 the intricacies in modeling a business around servicing mature Open Source software.

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

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 alternative. Learn about the current state of open source BI, with particular focus on one vendor's products.

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

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Open Source CRM project Zurmo releases Version 0.7.5


Zurmo has released a new version of its Open Source CRM. The  0.7.5 version offers new social CRM elements, the option to add profile pictures, and custom lists while searching. One new feature worth underlining is Mission—a new gamification component that invites "co-workers to challenge one another in exchange for a reward." In fact, Mission proposes a unified vision of all customer interactions

define open source  Source CRM project Zurmo releases Version 0.7.5 Zurmo has released a new version of its  Open Source CRM . The  0.7.5 version offers new social CRM elements, the option to add profile pictures, and custom lists while searching. One new feature worth underlining is Mission—a new gamification component that invites co-workers to challenge one another in exchange for a reward . In fact, Mission proposes a unified vision of all customer interactions within an organization by displaying each 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 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

define 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

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 1


2010 has certainly been an interesting (if not a crossroads) year for Infor. Namely, after a number of new high-profile hires at the beginning of the year, which signalled Infor’s intention to be taken seriously, the vendor then entered an eerily quieter period of several months. Except for the ongoing vocal marketing campaign entitled “Down with Big ERP” with witty

define open source  ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 1 2010 has certainly been an interesting (if not a crossroads) year for Infor . Namely, after a number of  new high-profile hires at the beginning of the year, which signalled Infor’s intention to be taken seriously , the vendor then entered an eerily quieter period of several months. Except for the ongoing  vocal marketing campaign entitled “Down with Big ERP” with witty cartoonish billboards and banners adorning major airports, magazines, web sites, 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+ 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.

define 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

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 selected the Sugar Sales Professional CRM solution, compares product functionality to the competition and highlights some of SugarCRM's open source business practices.

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

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 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.

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

xTupleCon 2014—Why Open Source ERP?


Award winning open source ERP vendor xTuple recently held its user conference—xTupleCon 2014—in its home town of Norfolk, VA. Educational sessions covered not just the xTuple products but also GitHub, common EDI challenges, tools to increase sales, and more. TEC's Ted Rohm takes a look at xTuple's development, open source philosophy, products, and plans for 2015, plus what feature Norfolk Forum speaker Steve Wozniak had to say on the future of computing.

define open source  2014—Why Open Source ERP? xTuple, an award winning open source ERP vendor, recently held its user conference—xTupleCon 2014—in its home town of Norfolk, VA. xTuple’s mission is stated simply: “To help companies of all sizes successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source ERP software, to grow their business profitably.” The conference brought together a global community of open source technologists and ERP users to learn, collaborate, and innovate. There were a number of Read More