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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 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 Read More

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 15 percent or less, commonly known as server sprawl. Server sprawl is responsible for a range of costs, including infrastructure, hardware, software, and management costs. So why hasn’t hardware virtualization solved your server sprawl issues yet?

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. 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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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. Learn how SaaS works, who the major vendors are, how SaaS can help your business grow, and how to find the SaaS solution that’s right for you. It’s all in this comprehensive SaaS Buyer’s Guide for Wholesale and Distribution from TEC and SupplyChainBrain.

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 Read More

Product Note: Jaspersoft-Is It Ready for Big Enterprises?


Entering the BI space for large companies is not a small challenge. Jaspersoft may be doing its homework to acquire more recognition and make a smooth but sure entrance into the “large scale” BI segment.

oss commercial open source  BI market?   The FOSS and the COSS World Open source software providers have been growing in the recent years. Long gone are the days when free and open source software (FOSS) providers were making their first efforts to offer reliable software solutions. Nowadays, many of the traditional FOSS vendors have become commercial open source software (COSS) providers. With the COSS offering, the open source software space is changing in an important way, making it reliable enough and offering cost advantages 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 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

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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 help, know what questions to ask to ensure you're getting what you need.

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

Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season


Does Manugistics’ acquisition of a small ERP vendor confirms a further degree of integration and convergence between ERP, SCM and CRM applications in 2002 and beyond, with SCM and CRM moving towards the transactional aspects that have until lately been the prerogative of ERP?

oss commercial open source  $1.9 billion in transactions across more than 1,800 carriers and 38 shippers. The collaborative architecture of the Digital Freight Marketplace solution gives shippers and carriers major advantages over traditional bid processes by providing a collaborative framework for dynamic pricing. Digital Freight''s clients include industry leaders like Crown Cork & Seal , Frito-Lay , Honeywell International, Safeway Inc ., and Sonoco . Manugistics has in the past offered one of the industry''s broadest suites of Read More

Active Escrow: The Technical Verification of Software Source Code


The source code for mission-critical software products is almost never provided to users by the supplier. All the end-user has is a copy of the compiled source code—in other words, the object code that can only be read and executed by the computers concerned. That’s why professional escrow is becoming an essential component of operational risk management.

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xTupleCon 2014—Why Open Source ERP?


Award winning open source ERP vendor xTuple recently held its user conference—xTupleCon 2014—in its home town of Norfolk, VA. Educational sessions covered not just the xTuple products but also GitHub, common EDI challenges, tools to increase sales, and more. TEC's Ted Rohm takes a look at xTuple's development, open source philosophy, products, and plans for 2015, plus what feature Norfolk Forum speaker Steve Wozniak had to say on the future of computing.

oss commercial open source  through an interesting walk across the history of Silicon Valley. At the time when Woz and Steve Jobs were starting Apple, the orchards still dominating the valley between San Jose and San Francisco weren’t known as Silicon Valley. The silicon revolution was just beginning, and Steve Wozniak, self-proclaimed geek and ultimate prankster, took everyone along for the journey of what led to the creation of the Apple I and Apple II computers in the 1970s. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak with xTuple CEO Ned Read More

Case Study: SAP Business One Making The Difference For Source 1 Enterprises


For compliance with vendor requirements, Source 1 Enterprises, a supplier of health and beauty products, needed a solution to automate bill-back revenue and current deal sheet promotions. Reporting and alert systems were also needed, to collect potential revenue based on standard vendor terms, in conjunction with the latest promotions. For a solution, the supplier turned to SAP Business One.

oss commercial open source  and did not offer gross profit analysis by sales order or process. In addition, due to the nature of its business, Source 1 Enterprises received discounts during purchasing and needed supply chain specific functionality, including the ability to carry inventory at net of these discounts. As a result of challenges created by stringent vendor requirements, Source 1 Enterprises required a software solution that would automate bill back revenue and current deal sheet promotions. In addition, reporting and 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 out how as TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at xTuple’s current ERP offerings and commercial editions, and speaks with xTuple CEO Ned Lilly on the vendor’s social capabilities, product development focus, market and competitive landscape, and future outlook.

oss commercial open source  as many people as possible using the free version, and we don''t care if we ever see a dime from them. We''ve seen the power of the network effect clearly over the past few years—the more people that are using the system, the better and more valuable the system is for everyone. Open source really knocks the walls down and creates a whole new dynamic (pardon the obvious pun) that the incumbent proprietary vendors can''t really answer in the long run. It''s open source that is much more of a Read More

Breathing Open Air at NetSuite


It has been almost two years since NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) went public and my analysis of that blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) event. Needless to say, much has happened at the bullish software company since.   NetSuite positions itself as “a leading vendor of on-demand (or cloud computing) integrated business management software suites for midsized

oss commercial open source  Gauging demand and backlog across diverse geographies is a guess at best. These businesses also face a number of complex multi-currency  billing , expense, and revenue recognition management issues across various tax jurisdictions that can drain time and resources, and increase  financial risk . And all of these issues must be dealt with while trying to ensure ongoing prompt project delivery, billing, and receivables across dispersed divisions and subsidiaries. NetSuite’s OpenWorld for Services Read More

Open letter to companies planning on using Social CRM


If you have decided to use social customer relationship management (SCRM) to sell your products or services, you should be ready to adapt to what your customers consider SCRM to be, not vice versa. As I mentioned in my post Social CRM is Dead, Long Live Social Media Flavored CRM, I see the “social” in SCRM as being related to human welfare and not only to social media. Therefore, SCRM should

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