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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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TEC Talks to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz


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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.

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A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution


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different open source  partner community, especially in different areas of the world and shows that they give credence to wisely managing their open source project contributions. Finally, in looking at their roadmap, we can see that e-mail marketing, Microsoft Outlook contact synchronization, forecasting, and territory management are some of the next areas the company has planned for development. This may denote one of their main challenges—that is, SugarCRM has to continue filling in areas of functionality they currently lac Read More

Help Selecting Open Source Consulting Services


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TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG


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different open source  Is OpenMFG in a different position because of the model you''ve chosen? NL : It becomes a real management nightmare too in some pure open source plays, without a strong coordinating management effort. Assuming [the project is] a pure e-commerce play, say someone implements pricing schedules; there''s a reasonable chance, given the way a lot of loosely run open source projects work, that a consultant would grab the code, bring it up and running, implement a one-off, maybe submit the code back to the project 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 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.

different open source  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

Infor M3 Is TEC Certified for Six Different ERP Types


Infor M3 is now TEC Certified and available for evaluation in six distinct models of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions: ERP for discrete manufacturing, ERP for process manufacturing, ERP for engineer-to-order manufacturing, ERP for mixed-mode manufacturing, ERP for fashion industries, and financial packages.

different open source  TEC Certified for Six Different ERP Types Another of Infor’s software products— Infor M3 —has achieved TEC Certified status. The full certification report will be published soon, and will include detailed functionality analysis and benchmarking against the product’s competitors. Infor M3 is now available for evaluation in six distinct models of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions: ERP for discrete manufacturing , ERP for process manufacturing , ERP for engineer-to-order manufacturing , ER Read More

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Open Source CRM project Zurmo releases Version 0.7.5


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different 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

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The Advantages of Open Source ERP


Open source software’s development processes, and the new business models its developers adopt, provide a new way of resolving the problems of cost and quality for enterprise software. To make an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system available to companies, cost reduction is the first priority. Find out how open source software makes it possible to reduce development costs—while resulting in a high-quality product.

different open source  Advantages of Open Source ERP Open source software’s development processes, and the new business models its developers adopt, provide a new way of resolving the problems of cost and quality for enterprise software. To make an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system available to companies, cost reduction is the first priority. Find out how open source software makes it possible to reduce development costs—while resulting in a high-quality product. Read More

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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 code for its InterBase 6 cross-platform SQL database. It will provide the database on multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows NT, and Sun Solaris, make the database available at no charge, and spin the InterBase division off into a separate company.

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