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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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Metagenix Reverse Engineers Data Into Information


Metagenix’ MetaRecon reverse engineers metadata information by examining the raw data contained in the source(s) rather than depending on the data dictionaries of the existing legacy systems (which are often incorrect). Other unique Metagenix approaches include an "open book" policy, which includes publishing product price lists on their web site and complete access to company officials, including CEO and President Greg Leman. According to Mr. Leman, "we’re pathologically honest".

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Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 1


We certainly learn new things every day, and sometimes out of pure serendipity. Namely, when I was recently asked by one of my industry contacts (working for a PR agency) whether I would like to have a briefing with and about his client, whose name included the word "batch" as a part, I agreed, thinking it was a process enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor or maybe a manufacturing execution

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Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part One: Event Summary


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open source information qa  interfaces (API), whereby the open architecture facilitates improved integration with the software of Made2Manage Systems'' third-party business partners. Another important benefit of an SOA might be the vendor''s ability to manage, maintain, and enhance multiple product offerings on disparate platforms. As Made2Manage Systems plans to continue to grow through acquisitions and new system sales, an SOA should help it streamline development processes and create synergies among products. As for examples in Read More

It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


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open source information qa  been asking how Infor Open SOA will affect them. This strategy shift might put the final nail in the coffin. The bottom-line: for a small set of Infor ERP products, this strategy might work, which is  a rationalization of a sort. Even if you add a small list of extended solutions to a selected ERP set, this becomes more challenging. Is ION a solution for a vast majority of Infor ERP solutions and most of the company maintenance base? Can Infor generate enough top line growth and protect the install Read More

Enhancing the Agility of Customer Information Systems in Utilities


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In a highly competitive world, businesses seek differentiation based on the quality, range, and accessibility of their information assets. It’s not enough to simply capture and maintain the larger data categories and volumes that every organization encounters today. Instead, transforming all of this raw data into strategic superiority requires an information management infrastructure that satisfies essential prerequisites. Download this white paper to learn more.

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