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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...
Breathing Open Air at NetSuite
It has been almost two years since NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) went public and my analysis of that blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) event. Needless to

free open source  But as a staunch “freedom of choice” proponent, I was at least impressed by  NetSuite’s recent moves to support Google Chrome , Apple Safari , and other non-mainstream technologies. Targeting Service Businesses NetSuite has not squandered its hefty IPO  market capitalization  on acquisitions like a drunken sailor, but has rather used a couple of prudent acquisitions to provide vertical on-demand solutions for service-based businesses. Those businesses, whose revenue is primarily derived from 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...
Case Study: Copps Industries-Trouble Free ERP


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Sun to Make Solaris Source Code Available
Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to make the source code of its Solaris operating system freely available to the public.

free open source  its Solaris operating system freely available to the public in an attempt to parallel the success of the popular Linux operating system. (Sun''s complete product line of servers and workstations run on Solaris, its version of the Unix operating system.) Sun is not going to give away Solaris, but does plan to make the source code available under its community-source license, according to Greg Papadopoulos, the company''s chief technology officer. (Note: Source code is the computer instructions that set out Read More...
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

free open source  Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code Event Summary SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - January 3, 2000 - Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq: INPR) today announced that it plans to jump to the forefront of the Linux database market by open-sourcing InterBase 6, the new version of its cross-platform SQL database. Inprise plans to release InterBase in open-source form for multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows NT, and Solaris, make the database available at no charge, and spin the In Read More...
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

free open source  Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive 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...
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...
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

free 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...

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