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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

open source alternatives  Bwired Resources Related to Open Source vs. Closed Source (Proprietary) Software : Open Source Software (OSS) (Wikipedia) Proprietary software (Wikipedia) Open Source vs. Closed Source (Proprietary) Software Open Source is also known as : Best Open Source , Best Open Source Software , Open Source , Open Source Alternatives , Open Source Application , Open Source Business , Open Source Business Model , Open Source Community , Open Source Companies , Open Source Content , Open Source Content Management , Read More...
Will MS try the
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

open source alternatives  counting on riding the open source movement''s coattails. Microsoft Corp. could make public its plans to open the Windows CE source base as soon as its Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in late April, sources claim. For embedded-device markets such as set top boxes, Microsoft easily could afford to give the OS away to encourage developer support. Licensing fees for the purpose of a set top box for cable companies costs very little money on a per-copy basis. One source speculated that in Read More...
Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises
The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large

open source alternatives  Enterprises The origins of open source and closed source software solutions have different philosophies. The closed source methodology is in most cases practiced by companies which refer to their code as a business secret. In this way they protect their work from piracy and from copycats. The other crucial distinction is that this software is developed to satisfy market requirements. Part One of the series Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Read More...
TEC Talks to the Compiere ERP/CRM ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Three: Compiere/ComPiere
Compiere project leader, Jorg Janke, reveals to TEC the advantages and difficulties in developing an ERP solution as Open Source software. Jorg explains some of

open source alternatives  Compiere ERP/CRM ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Three: Compiere/ComPiere Introduction Consider that Free and open source software models, as opposed to the traditional proprietary models, may afford end user organizations a direct line to getting 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 Read More...
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

open source alternatives  , the only enterprise open source solution available on the product lifecycle management (PLM) market. After that, my interest in free and open source software (FOSS) did not fade but I changed my focus to another category of enterprise software— business process management (BPM). This time, I was able to find more than one BPM solution that’s offered without license fees and had an impression that in the BPM area, FOSS- as-a-software-licensing-model has established noticeable ground.  A market is Read More...
Halo Rays: Data Aggregation for the Halo Source BI Engine


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Evaluating Alternatives: Key Questions To Ask When Considering An Alternative ERP/MRP System
Replacing an aging enterprise resource planning/manufacturing resource planning (ERP/MRP) system to stay competitive brings with it a host of questions.

open source alternatives  elements of both the open source and proprietary software worlds, making their source code freely available, and encouraging contributions from qualified solution partners. Such an approach can help ensure companies own the keys to the engine that drives their business. About The Author Ned Lilly is president and CEO of OpenMFG , a company he co-founded that provides software and services to the manufacturing sector. Read More...
Is an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right for You?
Increased availability of highly functional enterprise open source business process management (BPM) technology is bringing the benefits of BPM solutions within

open source alternatives  an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right for You? Increased availability of highly functional enterprise open source business process management (BPM) technology is bringing the benefits of BPM solutions within reach of more companies and projects. If you are considering deploying BPM solutions, but have been daunted by the cost, footprint, risk, lack of flexibility, or complexity of proprietary options, an enterprise open source approach may be just what you are looking for. Download Read More...
Sitefinity CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions
Choosing between an open-source content management system (CMS) and a commercial product can have a strategic impact on an organization. This white paper

open source alternatives  CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions Choosing between an open-source content management system (CMS) and a commercial product can have a strategic impact on an organization. This white paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of open-source solutions compared to the Telerik Sitefinity solution in terms of installation costs, support, integration, usability, upgrades, standards compliance, user training, and return on investment (ROI). Read More...
IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)
In a previous blog post, I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost.

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Infor LN ERP Gets Open Source and Cloud Underpinnings
At the recent Red Hat Summit 2014, Infor announced a joint collaboration with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, and EnterpriseDB, a

open source alternatives  LN ERP Gets Open Source and Cloud Underpinnings Infor at the recent Red Hat Summit 2014 announced a joint collaboration with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, and EnterpriseDB , a PostgreSQL database company, to make Infor LN ERP available on a total open technology stack. Infor LN is a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) application for large and midsize complex manufacturers delivered on a technology platform that was designed to give IT departments the flexibility Read More...
BAAN Announces
OpenWorld will be an enterprise integration architecture that enables Baan customers to engage in E-commerce with each other.

open source alternatives  recent announcements detail an open architecture designed to connect thousands of their customers within SAP''s Market place. Baan will need to reciprocate with additional information in order to stay competitive. Vendors working to establish themselves in the business marketplace arena (eg: Commerce One, Concur, Ariba) have already endorsed open XML based standards. Baan will need to maintain an adaptable standard, publish more data on integration plans, detail possible partners and describe rich feature Read More...
Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM
Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM is a complete business solution for small-to-medium enterprises worldwide, particularly those in the service and distribution

open source alternatives  Open Source ERP & CRM Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM is a complete business solution for small-to-medium enterprises worldwide, particularly those in the service and distribution industry, both retail and wholesale. Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM has integrated Web Store, covering material management, purchasing sales, accounting, and customer relations management. Read More...

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