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Microsoft''s Open Source Licenses
This post is not an oxymoron. The Open Source Initiative recently approved two Microsoft licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public

open source news  s Open Source Licenses This post is not an oxymoron . The Open Source Initiative recently approved two Microsoft licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public License ) as compliant with the open source definition . Why would Microsoft want to publish an open source license? The very idea of Microsoft participating in the open source community might sound odd. After all, hasn''t Microsoft been one of the most vocal proprietary vendors against free and open source software ? 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 news  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
Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This

open source news  overview of Free and open source software (FOSS) concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from the FOSS-related change in the software industry. I will address FOSS concepts in two parts. The first concerns the FOSS origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. The second reviews reasons that enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand as well as why it should push software providers Read More
Red Hat Summit 2014: Open Source at the Forefront of IT
For Red Hat, the recent summit that took place in California was special in many instances. It marked the 10th anniversary of the Red Hat Summit and the

open source news  Hat Summit 2014: Open Source at the Forefront of IT For Red Hat , one of the keystones of the open source community as well as one of its most sound success cases, the recent summit that took place in California was special in many instances. It marked the 10 th anniversary of the Red Hat Summit and the celebration of a company that has for more than 20 years been a key contributor, consolidator, and promoter of open source technology in the enterprise, and is now a key player in the software and IT 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 news  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
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 2, 2012
SOFWARE SELECTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONSD@K Engineering selects Aras Enterprise PLM software Industry tags: PLM, complex electromechanical products and equipment

open source news  and flexibility. Free and open source PLM software is becoming increasingly more popular over proprietary PLM alternatives. —P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst •  Aras Corporation profile • TEC Blog post (June 6, 2012): CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? Chinese supermarket chain selects Oracle Retail Management software Industry tags: Wholesale and Retail Trade After evaluating SAP and Oracle software offerings for retail, fast-growing Chinese retail Read More
PROACTIS Source-to-contract and Purchase-to-pay Solutions Ruling the UK Public Sector
PROACTIS now helps more than 120 public sector organizations managing £15 billion of public sector spend in the UK and over 100,000 suppliers to streamline

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These Are the Days of Healthy Growth for an Open-source ERP Provider


open source news  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
Compiere Announcement on its Web-Oriented Open Source ERP
I just saw this announcement about Compiere''s 11 new demos. The company is offering a sneak peek of its next generation Web-architecture. While watching the

open source news  Announcement on its Web-Oriented Open Source ERP I just saw this announcement about Compiere ''s 11 new demos. The company is offering a sneak peek of its next generation Web-architecture. While watching the first demo, I notice it really stresses ease-of-use in the interface. Whether others agree that it''s easy to use or not, I don''t know but, but it is interesting that Compiere publicly asked for feedback in its public forum on the subject. A few days ago I posted about some debates taking place on the 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 news  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
ITT’s New “Global Vault” Achieves Vision of a Single Data Source
When it comes to product lifecycle management (PLM), unreachable information is as expensive as excess inventory lying in a warehouse. That’s why ITT Industries

open source news  New “Global Vault” Achieves Vision of a Single Data Source When it comes to product lifecycle management (PLM), unreachable information is as expensive as excess inventory lying in a warehouse. That’s why ITT Industries, a multibillion-dollar manufacturing enterprise, needed desperately to reach its goal of a single source of data for everyone, everywhere. Unfortunately, the transition would require overcoming serious resistance and cultural issues. Find out how they did it. 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 news  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
Eyes Wide Open: Open Source Analytics Software
What is unique in the area of analytics is that significant human capital costs are spread across users in various lines of business compared to other

open source news  Wide Open: Open Source Analytics Software What is unique in the area of analytics is that significant human capital costs are spread across users in various lines of business compared to other technology initiatives that are largely paid for by IT. This research brief outlines the major costs to consider when making an investment in analytics; presents the five modernization stages of analytics hardware/software; and identifies what to consider when calculating total cost of ownership of the analytics Read More

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