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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...
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

free open source  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 clients and government organizations generate this demand as well as why it should push 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...
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...
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...
TOTALLY Open Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery is a key component of any business continuity plan. Unfortunately, complexity and high implementation costs prevent many organizations from

free open source  Open Disaster Recovery Disaster recovery is a key component of any business continuity plan. Unfortunately, complexity and high implementation costs prevent many organizations from adequately protecting themselves in the event of a site failure. Discover how data protection solutions, tailored to meet the recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives of your data centers and remote sites, can save your company time and money. 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...
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...
Business Continuity: Are You Always Open for Business?
Limited resources dictate that most midsize companies must support business continuity at the lowest cost and without putting additional pressure on scarce IT

free open source  Continuity: Are You Always Open for Business? Limited resources dictate that most midsize companies must support business continuity at the lowest cost and without putting additional pressure on scarce IT resources. But business continuity is more of a critical success factor than ever before. Customers won’t tolerate a lack of service availability. Midsize companies must find a way to ensure maximum business continuity, and reduce downtime—and costs. Learn more. 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

free open source  vocal proprietary vendors against free and open source software ? Isn''t Microsoft known for its attempts to undermine open source standards? Often yes, but the company has also been dabbling, to various degrees, with open source for a while (its FlexWiki application is one example). Based on just public news and bloggers'' opinions, I see two prevalent theories about how Microsoft''s increasing forays in open source could play out down the road. Theory 1 , Microsoft must embrace an inevitable business chang 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

free 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...
Network Protection with Open Space Security
Today’s information technologies present businesses with countless ways to communicate and collaborate, creating a new global work environment that does not

free open source  Protection with Open Space Security Today’s information technologies present businesses with countless ways to communicate and collaborate, creating a new global work environment that does not follow traditional physical limitations of borders and boundaries. Find out about an approach to network security that extends your protection beyond the workplace to reach remote users and an increasingly mobile workforce. Read More...
Recognition for IP Telephony Open Source Style
I''ve seen a lot of press about the open source telephony system, Asterisk. Although I haven''t worked in the telephony world for some time, I remember what it

free open source  you''d expect from a free or open source project, the code may be downloaded at no cost. Like many successful open source projects, Asterisk has a variety of addons that were developed for specific needs. One example, is a series of sound files in different languages, for use with the system as an interactive voice response (IVR) system. If you''re curious about this open source system, you may be concerned that you''ll have a lot of work to do to implement it. With all the companies that I mentioned were gr Read More...
Sun to
Sun Microsystems Inc. is working towards eventually

free open source  can download the code free of charge and make changes to it as long as they report to Sun any bugs encountered. Under the community-sourcing model, Sun charges commercial users a license fee. The community source concept articulated by Sun falls short of open sourcing, which has been popularized by the Linux community. Open source allows any individual to both access the software and amend it, whether for development or commercial use. We already offer it with our microprocessors, Solaris, Java, Jini Read More...

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