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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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It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


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qa about open source  Finally, based on the QA results, a new feature is returned back to engineering for a rework or is scheduled for production (or general availability). Apparently, various instances of a process (called cases) can be changed midstream. For example, something that was initially entered as a bug upon investigation may be classified as an expected behavior. The customer who did not expect such behavior from the software can then change a case type of this instance from a bug to a new feature request, without Read More

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Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 1


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The Business Case for Tokenization


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Metagenix Reverse Engineers Data Into Information


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10 Facts about Intelligent Virtual Assistants and How They Improve the Customer Experience


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