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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

oss commercial 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 prod 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

oss commercial open source  the revenue from commercial OSS will come from vendor-centric projects with dual-license business models... This is may [sic] true today but the lack of 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 Read More
SaaS Buyer''s Guide for Wholesale and Distribution
SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk.

oss commercial open source  infrastructure, including networks, storage, OSS, databases, application servers, Web servers, and disaster recovery and backup services. Further, SaaS eliminates the need for customers to upgrade their software to the latest release and to update outdated infrastructure to support major software upgrades, including hardware. Epicor takes responsibility for all upgrades, ensuring the system is always running on the most up-to-date hardware and the latest software version. Flexible Foundation A true differ 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

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More Efficient Virtualization Management: Templates
Historically, IT administrators have provisioned new servers with every new application, resulting in a large number of servers with utilization rates of 10 to

oss commercial open source  now managing four separate OSs and four separate applications. The exact same coniguration shown above deployed in Virtuozzo has a single operating system and two applications to manage. Virtuozzo Template Advantages EFFICIENCY: DENSITY Regardless of the number of VEs that are running an application, all of the instances point to the same ile. Therefore, the underlying OS shares memory pages between the instances just like it shares memory pages between several instances of bash or Internet Explorer. Than 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

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No Back Doors. No Open Windows.
To boot or pre-boot, that is the question. There’s no doubt that operating systems (OSs) are complicated given the sheer amount of code that must be flawlessly

oss commercial open source  doubt that operating systems (OSs) are complicated given the sheer amount of code that must be flawlessly interfaced and the potential vulnerabilities that can ensue. While full disk encryption (FDE) is one step closer to a more secure OS, encryption without strong authentication isn’t enough. For security-conscious users, pre-boot authentication is the only way to go. Read More
Single Source or Best of Breed - The Debate Continues
This will never be a clear-cut decision - it is all about the trade-offs.

oss commercial open source  - but a few possible exceptions (I know these exceptions must exist) do not change the basic issues. Superior integration is very important, but it is not the Holy Grail. Superior functionality is very important, but it is not the Holy Grail. Both are important but it is still rare that you find a solution that has both superior integration and superior functionality. The debate on these trade-offs typically follows two standard arguments between the two different types of vendors. The ERP or single Read More
Choosing an Open Source Vendor and Service Provider
As more companies begin to use open source, demand for direct support and services beyond the on-line community will grow. If you''re looking for open source

oss commercial open source  an Open Source Vendor and Service Provider Introduction Notwithstanding the community-oriented spirit of open source, many user organizations prefer to use products that have commercial entities associated with them. Why would a company choose to work with commercial providers rather than relying on the product community? Here are a few reasons: Unfamiliarity with the open source ecosystem. If an organization is new to open source, it may prefer to stick with its established practices and partner Read More
Process Efficiencies and Cost-cutting Measures for Industrial and Commercial Machinery Manufacturers
The indifference of software vendors to the industrial and commercial machinery manufacturing sector has limited this market’s progress in leveraging IT tools

oss commercial open source  Efficiencies and Cost-cutting Measures for Industrial and Commercial Machinery Manufacturers The indifference of software vendors to the industrial and commercial machinery manufacturing sector has limited this market’s progress in leveraging IT tools to their advantage. This indifference also affects the sector’s success in addressing key business issues. For these manufacturers—and the software vendors that serve them—recognition and response to these issues can no longer be delayed. Read More
Sun to Make Solaris Source Code Available
Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to make the source code of its Solaris operating system freely available to the public.

oss commercial open source  part) a direct shot across Linux''s bow. Sun has set no timeframe as yet, so their commitment level to the open-source path is still unclear. This move should increase market growth slightly, primarily for Sun, but also for the general Unix market. Sun''s intent is to get mindshare, from which market share is expected to follow. Although the market in general has been receptive to Linux as an alternative to the Windows hegemony, it is unclear that this will benefit Sun in the short term. In the longer 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

oss commercial 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
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

oss commercial open source  for support. For example JBoss has several million downloads but if you take the number of support contracts they have, it''s actually not even in the percentage range. From that perspective, if you don''t have a high volume constituency, open source software is not a long-term viable business. TEC : You offer a guaranteed support option, which is one method for generating revenue from open source software. What does your support constitute? JJ : There are three main areas. One is if there is a bug or some Read More
]project-open[
The ]project-open[ Web-based project management application covers essential functionality for project/portfolio management, CRM, finance, human resources

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