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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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SAP to Bring Predictive Analytics to the Masses


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most popular open source  one of the world’s most popular open source projects. The acquisition is expected to allow SAP to introduce new predictive capabilities to the portfolio of solutions for more than 25 industries, particularly data-intensive vertical industries such as telecommunications, retail, consumer products, manufacturing, and financial services. With these capabilities, SAP should give the traditional predictive analytics players— SAS, IBM SPSS, Pegasystems (formerly Chordiant ), Oracle (formerly Sigma Dynamics Read More

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most popular open source  licensing costs), and, perhaps most importantly—it’s the future and it’s cool . Many people have and will talk about the pros/cons of open source software, but Fischer is a true evangelist of the growing trend. xTuple the Company: Version 4 Ned Lilly, president and CEO of xTuple, gave the opening day keynote and told the audience that xTuple is now on its fourth version. Lilly started xTuple more than a decade ago because he was struck by the mess that is the ERP market. Lilly is also a firm Read More

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most popular open source  the software that is most well-adapted to their specific needs and at a lower cost. If that tends to be the case, one should ask how it is that the groups providing Free and open source enterprise software model their businesses to support that notion. TEC talked about business models with three organizations centered around Free and open source enterprise software. In the first part we talk with David E. Jones, project leader of the Open For Business (OFBiz) project ( www.ofbiz.org ). OFBiz is an Read More