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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
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 alternatives  process applications powered by open source software and infrastructure such as Linux operating system (OS), PostgreSQL database, and Qt , a C++ graphical user interface (GUI) development framework from Trolltech , a Norwegian software company. Before delving into xTuple''s answers to our questions, some background on xTuple and OpenMFG is in order. The vendor is a relative newcomer in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) arena; it was founded in 2002 (as OpenMFG) by its current president and chief 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
Duplicators and Inkjet Printers Provide Environmentally Friendly Alternatives to Toner-based Printers and Copiers
Environmental concerns are a focal point for businesses wanting to “go green,” and they are looking at every aspect of their operations, including their

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Open Source versus Proprietary Business Intelligence
Commercial open source business intelligence (BI) is becoming an alternative to proprietary open source BI for medium and large companies. However, commercial

open source alternatives  Proprietary Business Intelligence Commercial open source business intelligence (BI) is becoming an alternative to proprietary open source BI for medium and large companies. However, commercial BI solutions have major demerits compared to proprietary BI, and have a long way to go to compete in the market. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of commercial open source BI compared to proprietary BI, and which one may be better for your company. Read More
Enlightened Self-interest Launches CRM Information Source
Software vendor Net Perceptions and CRM gurus Peppers and Rogers Group have joined forces to develop co-branded media products covering the use of technology to

open source alternatives  Self-interest Launches CRM Information Source Enlightened Self-interest Launches CRM Information Source D. Geller - May 3, 2000 Event Summary Peppers and Rogers Group, an internationally known consulting group that specializes in 1-to-1 marketing, announced that it has joined with Net Perceptions (NASDAQ: NETP) to launch a series of conferences and publications on personalization tools, techniques, and tactics. Net Perceptions is a leading vendor of software that is used to track and analyze Read More
These Are the Days of Healthy Growth for an Open-source ERP Provider


open source alternatives  500 initially  free and open source software (FOSS)  customers who have bought something from the vendor (training, docs, add-ons, etc.) About 3,000 companies using xTuple''s PostBooks FOSS product in production (best guess/estimate) Users at about 30,000 companies registered in xTuple''s online community Over 1,000,000 downloads (if anyone cares about that number anymore) In our recent exchange, Ned Lilly said the following: On xTuple''s growth, I think it''s pretty simple—we''ve got a product (and an Read More
Open letter to companies planning on using Social CRM
If you have decided to use social customer relationship management (SCRM) to sell your products or services, you should be ready to adapt to what your customers

open source alternatives  products. 4. Offer me an open SaaS (software as a service) tool that will not only be accessible over the internet, but will also be flexible and customizable according to my specific needs . I don’t expect you to provide me with complex functionality, but let me add or rename a field or build a dashboard when I need it. 5. And since we’re not all working in the cloud (yet), let me integrate with office tools, on-premise applications, mobile devices, etc . Not to mention hosted, on demand, and SaaS 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

open source alternatives  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
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.

open source alternatives  commitment level to the open-source path is still unclear. This move should increase market growth slightly, primarily for Sun, but also for the general Unix market. Sun''s intent is to get mindshare, from which market share is expected to follow. Although the market in general has been receptive to Linux as an alternative to the Windows hegemony, it is unclear that this will benefit Sun in the short term. In the longer term, this will allow third parties to develop Solaris-based applications more easily Read More
Source Code Translation
Everyone who writes computer software eventually faces the requirement of converting a large code base from one programming language to another. But source

open source alternatives  Code Translation Use MacTranslator and WinTranslator to understand legacy code, reuse it, fix defects and develop new projects. Click a few buttons and piles of source code are transformed into an organized stack of diagrams. Source: Excel Software Resources Related to Source Code Translation : Source Code (Wikipedia) Source Code Translation Source Code Translation is also known as : Source Code Translator , Source Code Conversion , Code Translation Process , Translating Source Code , Converting 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

open source alternatives  For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz 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 support that notion. TE Read More

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