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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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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 open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

most popular open source  The hit list (or most popular functionalities) for version 2.3, released at the end of 2007, was returns and service management detailed revision tracking in BOMs and routings/operations integrated XML import tool with predefined maps for Yahoo Stores integration further expansion of the API, including simplified views of item and CRM information overhaul of units of measure (UOM) ability to reserve (allocate) particular stock for a sales orders major enhancements to the UI, including column width and Read More

Up Close and Personal: Martin Schneider, Senior Director of Communications at SugarCRM


Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Martin Schneider, Senior Director of Communications at SugarCRM where he provided information about the company, Sugar 6 (latest version), and social customer relationship management (SCRM). In this first up close and personal blog post, Martin will discuss what made Sugar CRM the most successful open source CRM product and one of the best CRM products

most popular open source  of inefficiency. People spent most of their money when trying to start a company on hyping the product,  get it out there in the market,  hiring and paying sales people, and that became 80 to 90 percent of the budget, with 10 to 20 percent spent to actually developing the product—and it should be the other way around. The founders of Sugar thought: How can we do this? How can we get our name out there and become popular in the CRM space without spending millions of dollars on big launch parties 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 need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each. The main issues in the debate include cost, service and support, innovation, usability, and security. Get a closer look at open source and closed source software solutions so you know what’s right for your needs.

most popular open source  scale for even the most demanding websites, delivering enterprise level performance without the need for capital investment. Moreover, coreDNA comes as a complete package with ongoing comprehensive training and support from our highly qualified staff, available 24/7 globally. 4. Conclusion When deciding between open source or closed source (proprietary) software, it is critical to first consider the organization’s business internal (resources and capabilities) and external (stable or evolving) Read More

Bullet-proofing Instant Messaging


As more corporations adopt instant messaging (IM), chief information officers (CIOs) and IT managers are learning that it can be a serious source of liability and security exposure. Users, it seems, simply don’t understand the losses and exposures that can result from incautious IM use. Find out how security software solutions can help you reap the benefits of IM without exposing your company to unnecessary risk.

most popular open source  protect all but the most sensitive of data (keys, passwords, other security information) as it transits the network periphery. Other, stronger mechanisms are also supported for secure exchange of security information itself. All content is screened as it crosses the boundary: Malware and content scans block malicious content, attachments (files) and links (URLs) from entering or leaving the network, and other types of content screening prevent copyright infringement from occurring or SPIM from crossing 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 out how as TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at xTuple’s current ERP offerings and commercial editions, and speaks with xTuple CEO Ned Lilly on the vendor’s social capabilities, product development focus, market and competitive landscape, and future outlook.

most popular open source  contracting sector (see the most recent post on the vendor ), while another is abas-USA , an innovative manufacturing ERP vendor that leverages a multiplicity of popular open source and proprietary technologies (see the recent article on the innovative vendor ). This article features the third vendor from the same neck of the woods, xTuple (formerly OpenMFG ), which recently turned 10 years young. As a commercial open source company, xTuple works with a global community of tens of thousands of Read More

Eyes Wide Open: Open Source Analytics Software


What is unique in the area of analytics is that significant human capital costs are spread across users in various lines of business compared to other technology initiatives that are largely paid for by IT. This research brief outlines the major costs to consider when making an investment in analytics; presents the five modernization stages of analytics hardware/software; and identifies what to consider when calculating total cost of ownership of the analytics ecosystem.

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The ]project-open[ Web-based project management application covers essential functionality for project/portfolio management, CRM, finance, human resources, knowledge management, and more. ]project-open[ solutions target the following: - Agency use, especially for advertising or Internet agencies with requirements for collaboration, cost accounting, invoicing, and access security. - IT service management (ITSM), for monitoring IT projects, financial aspects, and BI-style reporting. - Translation management, for translation agencies in need of document management which integrates with computer aided translation tools, and other agency requirements. - Consultant use, to reduce administrative overhead, track progress for many different projects, identify cost overruns, support remote workers, keep consultants on a methodological track, and change the junior/senior ratio.  

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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, 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

most popular open source  far, 25 of the most widely deployed Infor business applications (e.g., SyteLine, LN, EAM, etc.) have reportedly been Open SOA enabled and more will come. The next phase is to make these applications easier for IT departments to install and manage as well as to be configurable by non-technical business users. To that end, in plain English, Infor ION is a rationalized Infor Open SOA framework, i.e., the Open SOA layer catering to interoperability and  business process management (BPM) . ION is a tightly Read More

3 Countries Open the Gate


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most popular open source  wireless technology is increasing. Most, if not all, new mobile phones come equipped with limited web browsing, text display and send/receive functionality. Manufactures estimate more than 10 million new phones will be shipped in 2000. These numbers, extended to wireless applications on a global level, represent a tremendous market. User Recommendations While this announcement is interesting, the delivery of full service e-commerce solutions via PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) or mobile phones is Read More

Aras Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale?


The ZDNet article on PLM/BPM vendor, Aras, covers reasons this former proprietary vendor decided to open source its Innovator products. Two points that stuck out for me, concern what open sourcing enabled Aras to do. According to the article, using an open source development model allowed Aras to develop its software much more quickly--it cites Aras as being "one of only 10 ISVs to

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b-Open Ltd., founded in 2004, is a software company specialized in cloud solutions. b-Open aims to provide innovative products based on its proprietary PaaS (Platform As A Service) technology jPlaton. Since 2008, b-Open provides SaaS (Software As A Service) solutions for CRM, ERP, MIS, e-Commerce, EDI & Social Marketing at an international level and specialized vertical solutions to national markets such as Public Sector Organizations and Vehicle testing centers. b-Open also undertakes complex projects that include high level analysis, counseling, and development of information systems (i.e. Healthcare, Public Administration, Telecommunications, etc). Comidor Cloud Application is such a solution. Comidor is an integrated operational and management suite that offers Collaboration, Communication, CRM, BI, Project management, Document management, Financial Management, EDI and Social Marketing functionality according to competitive standards, in a single and simple to use online application, accessed 24x7. b-Open is based in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Completing the customer picture today involves collecting and assembling data from multiple sources, including traditional sources such as transactions and surveys, as well as customer sentiments and other information that can be uncovered in comments made on social media channels. An effective customer analytics strategy enables businesses to integrate these insights to increase customer lifetime value, reduce turnover, and conduct more precise targeting and segmentation.

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Will MS try the "Open Source" Gambit with WinCE? Why Not - Nothing Else Seems to Work


In what may be another attempt to gain some kind of foothold in the handheld and embedded-OS market, rumors are floating that Microsoft will open the source code for Windows CE.

most popular open source  has dominated the desktop. Most users will not care - all they want to be able to do is run their applications with a minimum of aggravation. At that level, users will have to see if WinCE or Embedded NT or any other embedded Windows product will perform as well as the Palm OS, embedded Linux, or any other non-Windows embedded OS. We expect this decision point will not occur until the second half of this year at the earliest. Read More

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most popular open source  Trojans Fool Your Most Experienced Users Protecting your business means keeping it safe from malware. But targeted Trojans are extraordinarily difficult to detect and defend against. Disguised as trusted e-mails, targeted Trojans can fool your most experienced users—and cause your business real harm. But with some knowledge and the right tools, it is possible to protect yourself. Discover how in Targeted Trojans: The Silent Danger of a Clever Malware . You''ll learn the methods cyber-criminals Read More