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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

proprietary open source  main reasons users choose proprietary over open source software, many proprietary software providers compete on service, increasing the bargaining power of buyers and thereby increasing customer service levels among providers. 2.3. Innovation Proprietary software providers do not allow users to view or alter the source code. While this may be viewed as a disadvantage to some, it ensures the security and reliability of the software. Furthermore, many proprietary software providers customize software for 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

proprietary open source  . . . with proprietary software it''s almost more of a problem. It''s a universal problem and doing things in an open source way is one solution, or a potential solution to that problem. Just because it''s open source doesn''t mean it solves that problem but it allows you to operate in certain ways that most commercial circumstances don''t allow you to operate in. TEC : How does the fact that you''re operating as an open source project change the circumstances? DJ : There are certain services that really do 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

proprietary open source  pun) that the incumbent proprietary vendors can''t really answer in the long run. It''s open source that is much more of a customer-favoring phenomenon than SaaS and cloud, which is at least partially driven by a new generation of vendor lock-in objectives. We''ll embrace the cloud more fully, of course, with our 4.0 product—but we''ll do it, once again, in a way that will disrupt the incumbent competitors. So, to answer your question, we''re looking to continue to grow the company, and in the long run, to s Read More...
Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article

proprietary open source  it is for a proprietary one. Both sorts of vendor (proprietary and open source) offer support services but this is an area where open source providers often focus for their revenue. In an open source community, whether from the core software project, a value-added reseller, or other development teams, ongoing support and development are a specialty. Rapid and custom updates—if an organization requires a feature, bug fix, security hole repair, or special customization, the customer organization is not 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

proprietary open source  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 gain full certification for its software running on Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. Second, the change allowed Aras to pick up new 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

proprietary open source  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 not only allow me to use social media when interacting Read More...
Recognition for IP Telephony Open Source Style
I''ve seen a lot of press about the open source telephony system, Asterisk. Although I haven''t worked in the telephony world for some time, I remember what it

proprietary open source  for IP Telephony Open Source Style I''ve seen a lot of press about the open source telephony system, Asterisk . Although I haven''t worked in the telephony world for some time, I remember what it was like administering those systems years ago in a midsize company that handled large event ticket sales. We ran some systems on OS/2 and for larger ACD call center requirements, Unix. These were not inexpensive systems. If I go to AsteriskNOW.org, now I can download a specialized Linux distribution Read More...
Sun to
Sun Microsystems Inc. is working towards eventually

proprietary open source  to Community Source Almost Everything Event Summary IDG News Service San Francisco Bureau November 18, 1999 Sun Microsystems Inc. is working towards eventually community sourcing as much of its software as possible, according to company Co-founder and Chief Scientist Bill Joy. Community sourcing means that Sun makes the source code for a product publicly available, so that developers can download the code free of charge and make changes to it as long as they report to Sun any bugs encountered. Read More...
Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 1
2010 has certainly been an interesting (if not a crossroads) year for Infor. Namely, after a number of new high-profile hires at the beginning of the year

proprietary open source  not on its own proprietary (and time- and resource-consuming) gadgets and no longer to create some Uber or “Fusion” ERP product to replace its various legacy ERP systems. Therefore,  the once touted Infor MyDay portal (with Infor Canvas in the background)  will be discontinued, since Microsoft SharePoint will be the portal standard and Silverlight the  user interface (UI)  standard. The same will happen to Infor Business Information Services (BIS) , since  SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Read More...
BAAN Announces
OpenWorld will be an enterprise integration architecture that enables Baan customers to engage in E-commerce with each other.

proprietary open source  Announces Open World : Business-To-Business Collaboration Over The Internet Event Summary Today, manufacturing organizations spend more than 35% of their IT budgets integrating disparate systems such as CRM, ERP, and Supply Chain applications. Yet, the level of integration most organizations achieve is a simple point-to-point data exchange which may allow the sharing of customer information between front and back office applications, or batch transfer of supply chain planning information with an ERP Read More...
Lynx to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community
Through the release of Lynx’s Messenger Technology code to the ‘Open-Source’ community they hope to gain a strong foothold in Linux messaging as the operating

proprietary open source  to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community Lynx to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community P. Hayes - July 24, 2000 Event Summary SAN JOSE, Calif., Lynx Real-Time Systems, Inc., announced the donation of Lynx Messenger for BlueCat Linux, its high-performance messaging technology, to the Linux open-source community to establish a new standard for advanced CompactPCI inter-board messaging in distributed and high availability (HA) systems. Market Impact Lynx messaging Read More...
The Advantages of Open Source ERP
Open source software’s development processes, and the new business models its developers adopt, provide a new way of resolving the problems of cost and quality

proprietary open source  Advantages of Open Source ERP Open source software’s development processes, and the new business models its developers adopt, provide a new way of resolving the problems of cost and quality for enterprise software. To make an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system available to companies, cost reduction is the first priority. Find out how open source software makes it possible to reduce development costs—while resulting in a high-quality product. Read More...
CARL Source
Released in early 2008, CARL Source is a maintenance management solution with additional functionality to manage financial, technical, regulatory, quality

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Analysis of Sendmail, Inc.''s Largest Open Source Release in Twenty Years
sendmail 8.10 now includes SMTP authentication and support for the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) and multiple queues.

proprietary open source  of Sendmail, Inc.''s Largest Open Source Release in Twenty Years Event Summary Demo 2000, Indian Wells, CA - Sendmail, Inc., the provider of the ubiquitous Sendmail Internet Mail platform for e-communications, applications and services, announced Open Source sendmail 8.10, the largest feature release in the 20 year history of the mail transfer agent (MTA), which routes the vast majority of mail traffic across the Internet. Designed to satisfy the accelerating demands of Internet communications, Read More...

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