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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.

DEFINE OPEN SOURCE: source software can be defined as software distributed under a licensing agreement which allows the source code (computer code) to be shared, viewed and modified by other users and organisations. 1.1. Cost Open source software is free. This is a huge draw card, and if your in-house capabilities are such that you are able to implement, train and support at little cost to your organization it may be an attractive option. Having said that, open source software requires a certain level of technical expertise
8/4/2009 6:48:00 AM

Microsoft s Open Source Licenses » The TEC Blog
Microsoft s Open Source Licenses » 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 about TEC s

DEFINE OPEN SOURCE: business model, GPL, license, microsoft, patent, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
18-10-2007

Compaq to Open Tru64 Unix?
In what may be an attempt to cash in on the open source OS game, Compaq is hinting it may open some parts of the source code for its Tru64 Unix operating system.

DEFINE OPEN SOURCE: Compaq to Open Tru64 Unix? Compaq to Open Tru64 Unix? R. Krause - July 12, 2000 Read Comments R. Krause - July 12, 2000 Event Summary June, 2000 [Source: IT Week] Compaq Computer Corp. is considering releasing source code for its Tru64 Unix operating system. Indications are that Compaq will not release the code in its entirety, at least not initially. It is expected that if such a release takes place, it will be in several steps or pieces, over a timeframe to be determined. Compaq s Tru64 Unix is the
7/12/2000

Industry Vertical Alone Does Not Define the Supply Chain
Software vendors are now offering functionality specifically designed for various industries. And when selecting a supply chain planning (SCP) solution, it’s obviously important to take these solutions into account. However, this alone does not guarantee the best-fit solution for your business; it’s equally important to ensure that the solution is designed to address your specific supply chain issues.

DEFINE OPEN SOURCE: Vertical Alone Does Not Define the Supply Chain Industry Vertical Alone Does Not Define the Supply Chain Source: Infor Document Type: White Paper Description: Software vendors are now offering functionality specifically designed for various industries. And when selecting a supply chain planning (SCP) solution, it’s obviously important to take these solutions into account. However, this alone does not guarantee the best-fit solution for your business; it’s equally important to ensure that the solution
4/12/2007 4:37:00 PM

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 category
11/30/2004

Undersun Consulting


DEFINE OPEN SOURCE: Undersun Consulting provides enterprise information automation solutions based on The Open For Business Project (OFBiz.

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
6/21/2005

Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Vendor’s Open Course of Action
Infor has met several of its objectives with Infor Open SOA. The vendor has managed to resolve inherited customer retention issues, move forward with “green” and corporate social responsibility initiatives, and even has a viable new product version to offer Baan users.

DEFINE OPEN SOURCE: Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Vendor’s Open Course of Action Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Vendor’s Open Course of Action P.J. Jakovljevic - July 2, 2008 Read Comments To recap, Infor is enriching its portfolio with service-oriented architecture (SOA) capabilities while extending solutions through standards-based interoperability, and is evolving solutions through new, natively SOA-based components. Rather than develop an underlying proprietary integration
7/2/2008

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).

DEFINE OPEN SOURCE: Sitefinity CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions Sitefinity CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions Source: Telerik Document Type: White Paper Description: 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
6/22/2010 9:59:00 AM

Open, Manage, and Accelerate SSL Encrypted Applications
Although secure sockets layer (SSL) is a ubiquitous enabler of e-commerce and outsourcing, it creates a special challenge for network administrators and security professionals because its encryption is known to decelerate data. In order to regain control over application delivery—when everything business-related is encrypted—organizations need to look toward SSL-aware solutions that can help decipher and accelerate data.

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11/16/2007 6:36:00 PM

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: TEC Talks to the Compiere ERP/CRM ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Three: Compiere/ComPiere TEC Talks to the Compiere ERP/CRM ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Three: Compiere/ComPiere Josh Chalifour - September 9, 2004 Read Comments 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
9/9/2004


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