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TEC Talks to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz
In conversation with the Open For Business (OFBiz) project leader, David Jones, TEC discovers some of the challenges in raising an open source enterprise

different open source  floating around it at different distances away from the project, depending on how involved they are with the project itself. Mostly, in dealing with the open source project we primarily deal with service providers or more technical end users so Undersun consulting . . . falls under a similar category, we''re a service provider that works based on OFBiz. Andy and I as individuals also happen to be the people running the open source project, which is how it''s organized. TEC : An important concept benefiting Read More...
What’s Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP?
You may be wondering how the open-source ERP vendor xTuple operating with a workforce of only 27 can compete on the same stage with the software giants. Find

different open source  number of interfaces to different shopping cart front ends, product lifecycle management (PLM), and CAD tools, various wireless warehouse solutions, and iPhone apps. In the latter category, one of our partners is working on a point-of-sales (POS) solution that uses the same hardware snap-on that the guys in the Apple Stores use to swipe your credit card, etc., from their iPhones. TEC: I can see that you do not talk much about your social capabilities, despite that topic being “mandatory” of sorts th Read More...
TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG
TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source

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...
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

different open source  choice is a little different. We''ve selected the open-source PostgreSQL database, because we can''t conceive of a good reason to use anything else. It''s more mature, robust, scalable, and better-supported than any other open source database, and it offers a level of standards-compliance, freedom, and flexibility unmatched by any proprietary commercial database. Also, because we eschew a Java or .NET middle tier, and leverage the database procedural language for all the business logic, adding new front-ends 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

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
Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its FOSS Evaluation Center (fossevaluation.com), which lets end

different open source  support. A lot of different factors must be taken into account to determine how well support services can be provided. This includes, for example, support components such as communication methods (how will the chosen firm make itself available?), processing time, self-help availability, local support presence, accountability, application or development support, etc. According to TEC analysts, every company or government organization that wishes to migrate to, or implement an open source solution, should t 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

different 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...
Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season
Does Manugistics’ acquisition of a small ERP vendor confirms a further degree of integration and convergence between ERP, SCM and CRM applications in 2002 and

different open source  Indulges In The Open M&A Season Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season P.J. Jakovljevic - June 04, 2002 Event Summary In May during the enVISION2002 annual user conference, Manugistics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANU), one of the leading global supply chain management (SCM) software providers, announced it had acquired the assets and business of privately-held ERP provider Western Data Systems (WDS), www.westdata.com, with headquarters in Calabasas, CA, and with over 20 years of presence in the 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

different open source  and encourage knowledge-sharing between different entities (company to customers, company to partners, customers to customers, etc.). I see collaboration as an ongoing process between you, me, other customers, your employees, and your partners. We are your universe. 7. Show me that you care about something other than your profits and my satisfaction : encourage green initiatives and sustainability, by sharing ideas and promoting people and organizations that contribute to the general welfare of all. 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

different open source  Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution Originally Published - January 19, 2009 In the current economic climate, organizations have to review and rationalize expenses associated with all enterprise software. As a direct consequence, open source business intelligence (BI) is emerging as an important choice for new as well as existing BI implementations. Even though most analyst research indicates that its evolution may have been understated thus far, open source BI is growing rapidly. Open Read More...
Microsoft''s Open Source Licenses
This post is not an oxymoron. The Open Source Initiative recently approved two Microsoft licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public

different open source  s Open Source Licenses This post is not an oxymoron . The Open Source Initiative recently approved two Microsoft licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public License ) as compliant with the open source definition . Why would Microsoft want to publish an open source license? The very idea of Microsoft participating in the open source community might sound odd. After all, hasn''t Microsoft been one of the most vocal proprietary vendors against free and open source software ? Read More...
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

different 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...
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

different 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...
Compiere Announcement on its Web-Oriented Open Source ERP
I just saw this announcement about Compiere''s 11 new demos. The company is offering a sneak peek of its next generation Web-architecture. While watching the

different open source  Announcement on its Web-Oriented Open Source ERP I just saw this announcement about Compiere ''s 11 new demos. The company is offering a sneak peek of its next generation Web-architecture. While watching the first demo, I notice it really stresses ease-of-use in the interface. Whether others agree that it''s easy to use or not, I don''t know but, but it is interesting that Compiere publicly asked for feedback in its public forum on the subject. A few days ago I posted about some debates taking place 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

different open source  an Open Source Vendor and Service Provider Introduction Notwithstanding the community-oriented spirit of open source, many user organizations prefer to use products that have commercial entities associated with them. Why would a company choose to work with commercial providers rather than relying on the product community? Here are a few reasons: Unfamiliarity with the open source ecosystem. If an organization is new to open source, it may prefer to stick with its established practices and partner Read More...

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