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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

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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 open source alternatives  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
Server and Desktop Solutions: What the Research Means for Small and Medium Enterprises
Different types of organizations show distinct preferences when assigning importance to the criteria on which to base their operating system selection. Small

oss open source alternatives  two major operating systems (OSs) available—Microsoft Windows or Linux—will better serve their needs and be more cost-efficient to implement. Based on analytical hierarchy process (ADH), the research below continues to assess what each OS has to offer. Evaluation and Findings The evaluation and weighting of criteria are based on interviews with twenty information technology (IT) academics and professionals, over fifty users, the management team of a bank, two SMEs, and three universities. The 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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b-Open Ltd.
b-Open Ltd., founded in 2004, is a software company specialized in cloud solutions. b-Open aims to provide innovative products based on its proprietary PaaS

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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

oss open source alternatives  it will develop it possibly collaborating with the person that requested it and then contribute back to the project. In that way, the open source project especially over the last eight to ten months has really become a much more active community with more people contributing code, especially on the applications level. We had quite a few contributions on the framework level before. . . . If someone comes along with a need and they don''t have any funding for it, it''s basically throw it out to the community Read More
A Guide to Evaluating the Real Costs of an Open Source CMS
A common misconception when considering a Web content management solution (CMS) is that open source software will save you time and money. Just because you don

oss open source alternatives  Guide to Evaluating the Real Costs of an Open Source CMS A common misconception when considering a Web content management solution (CMS) is that open source software will save you time and money. Just because you don’t have to pay subscription fees or shell out for licensing doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden costs with open source implementation. Find out the questions you should ask before choosing open source—and how to best evaluate and compare your CMS options. Read More
Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives
Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is

oss open source alternatives  Three will present a possible customer bill of rights, analyze one company''s approach, and make user recommendations. The Microsoft Solution To alleviate the upgrades conundrum, some prominent companies like Microsoft have been attempting a switch to a particular licensing model in which customers pay a yearly licensing fee to use the vendor''s products and are guaranteed upgrades during the licensing period. To that end, in early 2005 Microsoft launched, Open Value , a software-license payment program Read More
Open, Manage, and Accelerate SSL Encrypted Applications
Although secure sockets layer (SSL) is a ubiquitous enabler of e-commerce and outsourcing, it creates a special challenge for network administrators and

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Enterprise Application Alternatives: What You Should Be Asking Oracle and SAP
Despite challenges, both SAP and Oracle will be formidable forces in the hosting space, because of their intimate application knowledge, their infrastructure

oss open source alternatives  a distinct project that possibly does not require complex integration with existing applications, such as HR/payroll administration, e-mail, etc. Look for the following characteristics amongst the hosting vendor/ASP candidate providers: Amenability to reasonable customization and interfacing to legacy systems Service-oriented architectures (SOA), Internet-based architecture, and standards-based interfaces Support for specific vertical industries or business processes Hybrid services that can coexist with Read More
Considerations When Comparing Open Source and Appliance-Based Messaging
Open source messaging middleware is an increasingly popular way to provide data distribution functionality inside and outside the datacenter. It can let

oss open source alternatives  needs as cost-effectively as possible. This white paper gives points to consider when evaluating open source messaging and a set of questions and answers to aid in identifying the right solution. 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

oss open source alternatives  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
TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG
TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source

oss open source alternatives  is for proprietary ones. Possibly this is related to a focus not on selling software as a product but rather on paid consulting and development engagements around the software. I don''t know whether you subscribe to that theory or not, but how are customers finding you, how does business flow in? Would you agree that in a lot of these cases the onus is more on the customer to do the presales, to figure out the functionality? NL : Any software company that wants to succeed still has to market itself. We''re 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 open source alternatives  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

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