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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...
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...
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

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...
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...
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...
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

define 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...
Red Hat Joins the BPM Fray
Open source solution provider Red Hat recently announced a comprehensive open source business process management (BPM) suite, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6, which

define open source  Hat Joins the BPM Fray Open source solution provider Red Hat recently announced a comprehensive open source business process management (BPM) suite, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6 , which includes the next version of its business rules platform, JBoss BRMS 6 . With JBoss BPM Suite 6, Red Hat brings a combination of BPM, business rules management (BRM), and complex event processing (CEP) technologies together in a single product offering.   JBoss BPM Suite is a platform for BPM that includes all the Read More...
Analysis of Sendmail, Inc.''s Largest Open Source Release in Twenty Years
sendmail 8.10 now includes SMTP authentication and support for the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) and multiple queues.

define open source  of Sendmail, Inc.''s Largest Open Source Release in Twenty Years Event Summary Demo 2000, Indian Wells, CA - Sendmail, Inc., the provider of the ubiquitous Sendmail Internet Mail platform for e-communications, applications and services, announced Open Source sendmail 8.10, the largest feature release in the 20 year history of the mail transfer agent (MTA), which routes the vast majority of mail traffic across the Internet. Designed to satisfy the accelerating demands of Internet communications, 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

define open source  at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction This article provides an overview of Free and open source software (FOSS) concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from the FOSS-related change in the software industry. I will address FOSS concepts in two parts. The first concerns the FOSS origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. The second reviews reasons that enterprise cli Read More...
Linux and Open Source IT Services (OpenDocument Format) RFI/RFP Template
OS and Application Services, Support Services, Consulting, Implementatation, and Reselling, Migration and Version Maintenance Services, Customization Services

define open source  and Open Source IT Services (OpenDocument Format) RFI/RFP Template The Linux and Open Source IT Services (OpenDocument Format) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 985 features and functions found in Linux and Open Source IT Services (OpenDocument Format) software solutions. This Open Source and Linux, IT Services Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Linux and Open Source IT Services (OpenDocument Format) software selection Read More...
xTuple
xTuple provides free, and commercially licensed, open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Its customers range from small businesses to large

define 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...
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...

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