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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
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
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
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
IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 2)
In my last posting I wrote about the functions of project management. When I considered alternatives to MS Project, I started thinking about the functions of

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A Guide to Evaluating the Real Costs of an Open Source CMS
A common misconception when considering a Web content management solution (CMS) is that open source software will save you time and money. Just because you don

open source alternatives  Real Costs of an Open Source CMS A common misconception when considering a Web content management solution (CMS) is that open source software will save you time and money. Just because you don’t have to pay subscription fees or shell out for licensing doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden costs with open source implementation. Find out the questions you should ask before choosing open source—and how to best evaluate and compare your CMS options. 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

open source alternatives  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 gain full certification for its software running on Microsoft’s forthcoming 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
Help Selecting Open Source Consulting Services
Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its FOSS Evaluation Center (fossevaluation.com), which lets end

open source alternatives  Selecting Open Source Consulting Services Help Selecting Open Source Consulting Services (PRWEB) February 10, 2005 Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its FOSS Evaluation Center (fossevaluation.com), which lets end users prioritize their requirements for open source migrations, or open source consulting engagements, and then matches those requirements to appropriate open source consultants or service providers. Organizations don''t have it easy when Read More
Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article

open source alternatives  at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction The first part of this article concerned the Free and open source software (FOSS) origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. This second part reviews reasons behind why enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand, as well as why software providers should continue efforts to meet the demand. Together, these articles should offer an overview of FOSS concepts for both Read More
It’s All about Security: Things to Know Before You Open the Doors to Smartphones and Tablets in Your Enterprise
Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets may be putting your corporate information at risk. Lost or stolen smartphones that are not password-protected, or

open source alternatives  to Know Before You Open the Doors to Smartphones and Tablets in Your Enterprise Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets may be putting your corporate information at risk. Lost or stolen smartphones that are not password-protected, or information in corporate e-mail or business applications transmitted wirelessly but not encrypted, can all too easily expose confidential corporate data. Download this white paper to learn about key strategies for protecting your enterprise mobile devices and the 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
Enterprise Application Alternatives: What You Should Be Asking Oracle and SAP
Despite challenges, both SAP and Oracle will be formidable forces in the hosting space, because of their intimate application knowledge, their infrastructure

open source alternatives  is managed in an open environment. Still, SAP needs to be careful not to take too long to roll out its forthcoming industry solutions. Given that SAP supports a few dozen industries, at its current rollout pace, it will take SAP at least two years to align SAP Hosting with its numerous on-premises industry solutions so it complement its offerings. This will give SAP''s competitors significant time to deliver similar offerings for at least a few industries. However, SAP Hosting may be more promising for Read More
Network Protection with Open Space Security
Today’s information technologies present businesses with countless ways to communicate and collaborate, creating a new global work environment that does not

open source alternatives  Protection with Open Space Security Today’s information technologies present businesses with countless ways to communicate and collaborate, creating a new global work environment that does not follow traditional physical limitations of borders and boundaries. Find out about an approach to network security that extends your protection beyond the workplace to reach remote users and an increasingly mobile workforce. Read More

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