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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
]project-open[
The ]project-open[ Web-based project management application covers essential functionality for project/portfolio management, CRM, finance, human resources

open source alternatives  project-open[ 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. - 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

open source alternatives  Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP? While Virginia might have seen its share of controversy over the recent laws on women’s reproductive rights, the region’s business and entrepreneurial climate is undisputed owing to vibrant enterprise applications vendors. One such vendor is Deltek —long reported by TEC as the enterprise resource planning (ERP) leader in the government contracting sector (see the most recent post on the vendor ), while another is abas-USA , an innovative manufacturing ERP Read More...
Customer Analytics: A Powerful Source of Competitive Advantage for Midsize Organizations
Completing the customer picture today involves collecting and assembling data from multiple sources, including traditional sources such as transactions and

open source alternatives  Analytics: A Powerful Source of Competitive Advantage for Midsize Organizations 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 Read More...
Lynx to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community
Through the release of Lynx’s Messenger Technology code to the ‘Open-Source’ community they hope to gain a strong foothold in Linux messaging as the operating

open source alternatives  bodes well with Linux open source developers who generally take kindly to companies who make their software code available for re-tooling, testing, and engineering, and often implementation and use. This news release really only appeals to Linux messaging developers and companies positioned on the Linux fence. Read More...
Recognition for IP Telephony Open Source Style
I''ve seen a lot of press about the open source telephony system, Asterisk. Although I haven''t worked in the telephony world for some time, I remember what it

open source alternatives  for IP Telephony Open Source Style I''ve seen a lot of press about the open source telephony system, Asterisk . Although I haven''t worked in the telephony world for some time, I remember what it was like administering those systems years ago in a midsize company that handled large event ticket sales. We ran some systems on OS/2 and for larger ACD call center requirements, Unix. These were not inexpensive systems. If I go to AsteriskNOW.org, now I can download a specialized Linux distribution 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

open source alternatives  Raymond, president of the Open Source Initiative. As open-source releases of operating systems and critical middleware become the norm, Inprise''s release will undoubtedly raise the quality bar and customers will reap huge benefits in reliability, security, and total cost of ownership. The source code for InterBase 6 is scheduled to be published during the first part of the year 2000. The company also announced it plans to continue to sell and support InterBase 5.6 through normal distribution channels. Read More...
Case Study: SAP Business One Making The Difference For Source 1 Enterprises
For compliance with vendor requirements, Source 1 Enterprises, a supplier of health and beauty products, needed a solution to automate bill-back revenue and

open source alternatives  Study: SAP Business One Making The Difference For Source 1 Enterprises Case Study: SAP Business One Making the Difference for Source 1 Enterprises If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Source 1 Enterprises implemented the SAP® Business One application to replace its existing but limited software package with a robust and integrated application capable of meeting current and future objectives. Source : Vision33 Resources Read More...
3 Countries Open the Gate
EC-Gate creates a wireless vertical marketplace to enable B2B e-commerce. The first of several wireless virtual communities were unveiled at three

open source alternatives  Countries Open the Gate 3 Countries Open the Gate A.Turner - May 9, 2000 Event Summary In April, EC-Gate announced the launch of their Business-to-Business Wireless ASP (WASP) during the Bouw-RAI exhibition in Amsterdam, the AmericasTelecom conference in Rio de Janeiro, and the ITAC Procurement conference in Ottawa. Through its alliance with Ericsson and Telfort, EC-Gate has created a wireless cybermarket for the Dutch construction industry, EC-Bouw. Leveraging the Internet, EC-Gate provides its Read More...
Ensuring EPM Success with Eyes Wide Open
If your approach for implementing an application that will be accessed primarily by business users is the same one you’d take to deploy a back-end IT system

open source alternatives  Success with Eyes Wide Open If your approach for implementing an application that will be accessed primarily by business users is the same one you’d take to deploy a back-end IT system, you might want to rethink your implementation strategy. Business users need to be more involved in the configuration and design of the systems they will be using, and they need to be involved early. Read further to ensure your EPM solution implementation is a success. Read More...

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