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Business Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply
Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a hot topic in the business process management (BPM) market. This article discusses the relevance between BPM

free open source  licensed under an official free or open source license. Compared with the same percentages in some other enterprise software categories, this 23.0 percent is higher than all the others except for that for enterprise content management (ECM). I’m not sure whether the 23.0 percent of BPM initiatives would all end up with FOSS BPM solutions as wanted, but at least the percentage shows that the FOSS awareness in the BPM area is relatively strong. Figure 1. Percentages of people indicating a desire for a 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

free open source  as possible using the free version, and we don''t care if we ever see a dime from them. We''ve seen the power of the network effect clearly over the past few years—the more people that are using the system, the better and more valuable the system is for everyone. Open source really knocks the walls down and creates a whole new dynamic (pardon the obvious pun) that the incumbent proprietary vendors can''t really answer in the long run. It''s open source that is much more of a customer-favoring phenomenon Read More...
Open Source versus Closed Source (Proprietary) Software
Do you understand the differences between open source and closed source (proprietary) software? To make an informed decision when choosing between them, you

free open source  use. While users are free to examine and verify source code, the level of expertise required means that it is entirely possible for a programmer to embed back door Trojans to capture private and confidential information without the user ever knowing. Adopting a reputable brand with a concentrated development team supported by a strong online community will reduce the potential risk. 2. Closed Source Software Closed source software can be defined as proprietary software distributed under a licensing Read More...
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

free open source  fit the definition of Free or open source software, it is based on open source platforms such as Linux and the PostgreSQL database. Finally, we talk with Jorg Janke, founder and project leader of the Compiere ( www.compiere.org ) ERP and CRM solution. Compiere, like OFBiz, is an open source project. Compiere runs on a combination of open source and proprietary platforms. This concludes Part One of a three-part series. Part Two is based on a discussion with the CEO of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr. and Read More...
Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article

free open source  what makes a system Free or open source software, and touched on platform demand trends for the past year. The key elements of the article should show that based on TEC''s research of demand trends, recommendations from other organizations, and widely espoused FOSS principles, there are both recognized benefits for organizations adopting FOSS and thus growing opportunities for vendors to provide FOSS technologies in their offerings. This concludes Part Two of a two-part note. Part One concerned the Free Read More...
No Back Doors. No Open Windows.
To boot or pre-boot, that is the question. There’s no doubt that operating systems (OSs) are complicated given the sheer amount of code that must be flawlessly

free open source  Back Doors. No Open Windows. To boot or pre-boot, that is the question. There’s no doubt that operating systems (OSs) are complicated given the sheer amount of code that must be flawlessly interfaced and the potential vulnerabilities that can ensue. While full disk encryption (FDE) is one step closer to a more secure OS, encryption without strong authentication isn’t enough. For security-conscious users, pre-boot authentication is the only way to go. Read More...
Patent Law - the Open Source Movement of the 18th Century
Recent patents issued to Amazon.com and Priceline.com on their online business methods have caught competitors by surprise. “It’s a monopoly!” they say. Of

free open source  Law - the Open Source Movement of the 18th Century Patent Law - the Open Source Movement of the 18th Century C. McNulty -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In March, Q. Todd Dickinson, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, announced a new initiative to ensure that patents granted for software-implemented business methods are of the highest quality and benefit to the growing electronic commerce industry. In remarks to the San 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

free 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...
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

free 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...
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

free 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...
How to Optimize Your Inventory and Free Your Capital
Inventory optimization enables companies to improve the performance of both the supply and maintenance functions. Your inventory optimization solution should

free open source  Optimize Your Inventory and Free Your Capital Inventory optimization enables companies to improve the performance of both the supply and maintenance functions. Your inventory optimization solution should not only identify optimal holdings of each item, but do so automatically—and analyze usage, as well as adjust stock holdings and reordering points on an ongoing basis. Find out how inventory optimization can help you reduce downtime and increase productivity. BEGINLYX 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

free 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...
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

free 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 is Read More...
Moxie Software Offers Free Social Collaboration Apps
The days of companies making serious investments in general purpose social networks and collaboration tools seem to be numbered. The true value of collaboration

free open source  Software Offers Free Social Collaboration Apps The days of companies making serious investments in general purpose social networks and collaboration tools seem to be numbered. The true value of collaboration tools comes only via enabling particular best practices and helping solve certain issues and situations. To that end, Moxie Software , a provider of customer-centric enterprise social software, recently announced the  availability of its Collaboration Spaces for free . Enterprises of all sizes Read More...

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