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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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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 door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

oss about open source  to the exponential growth possible with open source solutions. The vendor continues to develop and market the xTuple ERP OpenMFG Edition , its commercially licensed solution for small to midsized manufacturers. The maturing manufacturing-focused ERP product will continue to be available under the hybrid community source code license that the company has employed for the past six years. In this arrangement, partners and customers get full source code, and any subsequent enhancements flow into the base Read More

SaaS-based Test Management


Organizations must keep up with technology and adapt their quality assurance (QA) processes for continued success. Test management isn’t optional. The proper test management tool allows for objectivity and efficiency, while enabling you to monitor quality at every step of the testing cycle. Knowing where you are in the testing cycle is key, as is knowing how to mitigate the risks while controlling costs and saving time.

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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 need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each. The main issues in the debate include cost, service and support, innovation, usability, and security. Get a closer look at open source and closed source software solutions so you know what’s right for your needs.

oss about open source  Model , Open Source OSS , Open Source Presentation , Open Source Programs , Open Source Project , Open Source Project Management , Open Source Project Management Tool , Open Source Project Manager , Open Source Projects , Open Source Reporting , Open Source Software , Open Source Software Development , Open Source Software List . There has been considerable discussion and debate with regards to the pros and cons of open source and closed source software. Understanding the benefits and pitfalls of both Read More

Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back


I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the time to consider and connect what has happened with what might happen, opens new insights. Having said that, I'm not going to make a 2010 prediction about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). I do, however, want to share some stats about

oss about open source  revenue among broader market OSS products compared to Linux isn’t large enough yet to make this one a done deal... I think this may reveal something about the mindset of those adopting FOSS applications. Though again, I don''t know the details behind Driver''s prediction, I assume he''s referring to the model in which users can download an application (or its code) at no charge and implement it in their companies. The application may not have as many features or come with the support that an alternately Read More

Sage ERP and CRM Portfolio Update: Clarity at Last


Having developed an extraordinary customer experience (ECE) strategy—“Enrich, Connect, Grow”—Sage is firming up its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) portfolios with a wealth of enhancements and by embracing the cloud. P.J. Jakovljevic, principal analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), sheds some light on their market positioning and future direction.

oss about open source  as server operating systems (OSs). As previously mentioned , Sage ERP Accpac offers the best of both worlds when it comes to deployment. Companies can select either on-premise or on-demand software deployment (with traditional perpetual license or subscription pricing) options and, if necessary, move between these relatively easily, since both product instances are delivered from one source code. Hence, Sage''s partners can also offer a choice to their customers without users having to learn a new Read More

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 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

oss about open source  brought about by the FOSS community. A change in which an entirely proprietary software business cannot compete against its FOSS counterparts. Theory 2 , is that Microsoft could subvert its FOSS competition from within. This second theory is supported by actions the company has taken with, for example Novell , in which it signed certain agreements involving its patents and conditions for not suing. Much of its agreements seem to promote the notion, using lawsuit threats , that as long as you''re working Read More

Patent Law - the Open Source Movement of the 18th Century


Recent patents issued to Amazon.com and Priceline.com on their online business methods have caught competitors by surprise. “It’s a monopoly!” they say. Of course it is.

oss about open source  the widest range of possible uses so that competitors can be enjoined from making trivial changes to the invention while claiming those changes weren''t contemplated in the original patent. Courts have clarified the concept during the past two centuries. Inventors can''t bury the true invention amongst a list of all conceivable variations. Somewhere in the patent application, the inventor must reveal, to the best of his/her knowledge, the precise procedure which is fastest, cheapest, most efficacious, Read More

What You Need to Know about E-learning Technology Standards Before Selecting an LMS


If you’re planning to purchase a learning management system (LMS), or upgrade your existing one, you’d better know about SCORM and AICC. Learn why it’s critical to understand e-learning standards before you buy—or you may end up with an LMS that’s both ineffective and inflexible.

oss about open source  objects [e.g., videos, questionnaires, glossaries]) were written and compiled, as well as the way the course content is delivered. This article is for you if you are looking to purchase an LMS or learning content management system (LCMS) for the first time, or looking to update your legacy LMS. I''ll help you understand the basics about e-learning standards and how they need to be applied in the context of your LMS purchase.   Why Are E-learning Standards So Important? To help you understand e-learning Read More

Using Management Software to Tackle Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Which Scope Are You Talking About?


“Clearly there will be winners and losers in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and investors should be concerned about companies who are not able to provide the information they require.” – Carbon Disclosure Project Global 500 Report 2008 (also known as CDP6) To today’s enterprises, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission—amongst various sustainability issues—is one of the highest priorities. Some

oss about open source  is to investigate the possibility of a dynamic carbon emission label which addresses all of the variable emissions for an individual product.” 5 I hope the realization of the three scopes of GHG emissions will help companies like yours form a clearer vision when looking for help from management software. However, it doesn’t mean that companies should shop software exclusively for each scope. In fact, many software solutions are able to tackle different scopes in a unified system. For example, the Read More

Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution


As organizations face a pressing need to rationalize the cost of enterprise software, open source business intelligence (BI) is fast becoming a viable alternative. Learn about the current state of open source BI, with particular focus on one vendor's products.

oss about open source  the ability to search across a surfeit of information; and some of the most stringent performance and latency requirements. Even with proprietary solutions, organizations need a team of experienced professionals—including database administrators, business analysts, and programmers—to implement and support a data warehouse and BI environment. Open source BI goes one step further: it encourages organizations to use and modify the software as needed and share advances with the rest of the community. It 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 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

oss about open source  which he mentions that JBoss ...sold 75% subscriptions, 15% training, 10% consulting. Aras''s shift may be an interesting case to follow as a counter example (though certainly not the only one) to the Rodrigues notion against open source business model scalability. The article on Aras features some commentary from the company''s VP of marketing, Marc Lind, praising the predictability and scalability of the subscription model. The company lists three sorts of subscriptions that include varying levels of Read More

Storage Virtualization Isn’t About Storage


Virtualization is central to twenty-first-century IT systems, yet many chief information officers fail to understand the benefits it can deliver to the data center. Storage controllers have always offered the ability to carve out pieces of real storage from a large pool and deliver them to a number of hosts, but it is storage virtualization itself that offers improvements that drive operational efficiency. Find out more.

oss about open source  Virtualization Isn’t About Storage Virtualization is central to twenty-first-century IT systems, yet many chief information officers fail to understand the benefits it can deliver to the data center. Storage controllers have always offered the ability to carve out pieces of real storage from a large pool and deliver them to a number of hosts, but it is storage virtualization itself that offers improvements that drive operational efficiency. Find out more. Read More

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