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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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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.

saas different open source  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 significantly change the rules of enterprise software. We want what people currently call ERP and CRM to be as easy and 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 different open source  costs associated with both SaaS and FOSS shouldn''t pit one option against the other—they have different benefits and may not be mutually exclusive. Predrag (PJ) Jakovljevic (Principal Analyst – ERP, Discrete Manufacturing): In a nutshell, SaaS and cloud computing are here to stay—especially in the realms of human capital management (HCM), talent management, transportation management, CRM, travel and expenses, etc. However, they are certainly not easy feats. For start-up vendors, being successful is Read More

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 different open source  first to offer on-demand SaaS solutions from the ground up (starting with the basics). However, xTuple scoffs at both vendors; OpenMFG was, according to xTuple''s CEO, SaaS-compliant back in 2004. As for the dilemma about multi-tenant, SaaS, on-demand versus single-tenant, on-premise deployment (and whether any model will ultimately win, or if there will be some coexistence down the track), xTuple thinks it should all come down to customer choice. New technologies and paradigms rarely replace the old ord Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

saas different open source  software as a service (SaaS) , but is there any more wide-ranging on-demand strategy in place? Infor: ION is the interoperability and BPM suite of services that will bring the world of on-premise and cloud together using the same solution. Customers implementing ION today and exploring the cloud opportunity have with ION the right solution to grow and adopt cloud services. Dear readers, what are your views, comments, opinions, etc. about Infor ION and the company’s revised product strategy? Is Infor ION 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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The SaaS Dilemma: Deciding Between Cost and Benefits


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saas different open source  SaaS 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. And it is all about the concept of seats or use licenses. Learn how the Plex Manufacturing Cloud licensing model paves the way for your success with unlimited seats. Read More

Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends


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saas different open source  at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction This article provides an overview of Free and open source software (FOSS) concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from the FOSS-related change in the software industry. I will address FOSS concepts in two parts. The first concerns the FOSS origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. The second reviews reasons that enterprise Read More

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Oracle FSM—One Name, Three Different Products


In this report, TEC research analyst Raluca Druta delves deep into Oracle's approach to addressing the current demands of the field service management (FSM) market. Read the report and find out how Oracle's three different FSM product lines and recent strategies and partnerships enable the software giant to provide strong customer engagement and great customer experiences.

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Aberdeen Research Brief: Web Security in the Cloud-More Secure! More Compliant! Less Expensive!


This paper compares on-premise versus software-as-a-service (SaaS) hosted solutions for Web security. Through the comparison, you can see that there is research that suggests that hosted services are a better choice for compliance, security, and costs. If you’re an IT manager who is undecided about the SaaS model, this is a must-read.

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Many small to medium businesses (SMBs) do not have experience with software as a service (SaaS), but are looking to adopt SaaS solutions soon. According to studies, 2009 will be the tipping point, with a majority of companies aiming to adopt SaaS this year. But these companies must be cautious, as the old rules for on-premise software analysis and purchase don’t apply. Discover the new rigorous criteria you should use.

saas different open source  to Select a SaaS Vendor Many small to medium businesses (SMBs) do not have experience with software as a service (SaaS), but are looking to adopt SaaS solutions soon. According to studies, 2009 will be the tipping point, with a majority of companies aiming to adopt SaaS this year. But these companies must be cautious, as the old rules for on-premise software analysis and purchase don’t apply. Discover the new rigorous criteria you should use. Read More

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Active Escrow: The Technical Verification of Software Source Code


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