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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.

saas define open source  in the case of SaaS deployments). Namely, for major customizations, customers can get source code and develop whatever they want, which xTuple can then roll into a standard OpenMFG function. In other words, to make meaningful changes to the application, users need to modify database functions and triggers (which is reasonably easy), and possibly the client-side, which is much less easy, in C++. Nonetheless, xTuple is talking about some additional architectural changes coming down the pike that will make Read More

Evaluating SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsized Enterprises


This paper from Saugatuck Technology discusses relevant criteria for evaluating SaaS solutions targeting small and midsize firms, and raises key questions that should be asked. It is important to ensure that a SaaS solution is well aligned with business requirements, and can accommodate change and growth. The paper also provides an evaluation template for executives to use in conducting evaluations of SaaS solutions.

saas define open source  convenience of having the SaaS business solution accessible in the cloud, by using a browser, does not eliminate, or substitute, for the need to define functional requirements in advance and compare them to the various SaaS offerings in the domain. If the SaaS solution will be a niche function, such as Travel Expense, be sure to include the functionality required by adjacent functions that may need to share the data or ensure it complies with corporate or regulatory standards. The finance department, Read More

TEC Research Analyst Round Table: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)


Software-as-a-service (SaaS): friend or foe? SaaS—also known as on-demand or hosted applications—is becoming more and more popular in a number of enterprise application areas and quickly changing the minds of many a skeptic. SaaS is changing the way organizations pay for, implement, and run their software applications. Unlike traditional applications, which are paid for up front and installed on

saas define open source  secure communication channels. The SaaS model has already proven that it’s capable of serving businesses in different areas. I, on the other hand, would still not apply it to core business processes. Although it looks attractive, there are flexibility, security, reliability, and non-standard situation operating matters that still seem fuzzy to me. The bottom line: Weigh up all options, define your priorities, and make a right decision in a calm and advertisement-free atmosphere. Gabriel Gheorghiu Read More

To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIb)


The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current difficult economic milieu. Part IIa then analyzed the top five SaaS assumptions (misconceptions) recently outlined by Gartner. Before any vendor can embark onto delivering a SaaS offering, it must thoroughly consider a number of harrowing

saas define open source  after which the aspiring SaaS vendor must identify gaps within its in-house skill sets and define how to fill them. This part continues with the other major remaining technical considerations before any vendor can embark on delivery of a SaaS offering. The Tenancy Decision While the true multi-tenant design approach for SaaS is the best in terms of highest scalability and lowest operational overhead (and it allows moderate to extensive software modifications), it also requires the highest initial Read More

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


Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.

saas define open source  . Deployed in a SaaS subscription model, pricing starts at US$ 19.95 per user per month for an internal user, and US$ 4.95 per user per month for an external user/trading partner (or alternatively 99 cents per each case generated by external users). Such aggressive pricing a la espresso coffee drinks or music downloads are hoped to generate the initial critical mass user base. Webcom also recently announced the expected availability of ResponsAbility for Salesforce.com''s AppExchange directory of 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 highlights FOSS fundamentals with the goal of adding clarity for the uninitiated.

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Why Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco


Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized hardware, Vyatta’s open source, Linux-based approach to networking is changing the way networks are being purchased and deployed. With its strong community of users, Vyatta is challenging even proprietary networking vendors like Cisco. We challenge you to find out more.

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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 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

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SaaS Realities: Business Benefits for Small and Midsize Business


Software as a service (SaaS) is known for its relative speed to deployment and low up-front cost. Less well known are the business advantages of SaaS for enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, especially for small and midsized businesses. Learn how a fully integrated SaaS solution can help you improve your business operations, as well as better meet the challenges of growth, competition, and regulatory compliance.

saas define open source  the business advantages of SaaS for enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, especially for small and midsized businesses. Learn how a fully integrated SaaS solution can help you improve your business operations, as well as better meet the challenges of growth, competition, and regulatory compliance. 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 help, know what questions to ask to ensure you're getting what you need.

saas define 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

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’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.

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The SaaS Licensing Dilemma: Deciding Between Cost and Benefits


There’s a disconnect in the way most software companies, even cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, license their systems. It’s all about the concept of "seats" or use licenses. This document looks at the Plex Manufacturing Cloud licensing model.

saas define open source  SaaS Licensing Dilemma: Deciding Between Cost and Benefits There’s a disconnect in the way most software companies, even cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, license their systems. It’s all about the concept of seats or use licenses. This document looks at the Plex Manufacturing Cloud licensing model. Read More

NCR Names Emcien Its SaaS Supplier of the Year


In late October 2012, Emcien was named the 2012 Supplier of the Year in the software as a service (SaaS) Solution Provider category, presented at the NCR IT Supplier Summit. The award is a reflection of the strong working relationship between NCR and Emcien, as NCR IT Services voted on those vendors that are most strategic and valuable to the organization. The video entitled "From

saas define open source  Names Emcien Its SaaS Supplier of the Year In late October 2012, Emcien was named the 2012 Supplier of the Year in the software as a service (SaaS) Solution Provider category, presented at the NCR IT Supplier Summit. The award is a reflection of the strong working relationship between NCR and Emcien, as NCR IT Services voted on those vendors that are most strategic and valuable to the organization. The video entitled From Chaos to Order: Shaping the market with pattern-analysis of customer buying Read More

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.

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The ROI from Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)


Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, is a term frequently used, but what does it mean for businesses, and what are the financial implications resulting from utilizing this software? This white paper from Waer Systems aims to highlight the financial benefits of both short- and long-term usage of SaaS and how it can benefit your business.

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