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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

SaaS-ing the Manufacturing Opportunity


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saas different open source  Software as a Service? SaaS applications are conveniently leased by users; they are hosted and remotely maintained in a multi-tenant utility manner by the software vendor as opposed to a user enterprise''s internal IT staff. Here is a good analogy to explain what is meant by a multi-tenant utility manner: tenants of a residential apartment building share the same utility services, such as 110 volt electricity, with each tenant using different appliances. The applications are then delivered over the Web as 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 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 Read More

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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 different open source  just as obviously, every SaaS provider approaches, delivers, prices and supports its solutions in different manners. So to begin shopping for SaaS, business executives and decision makers need to start by asking several important qualifying questions of prospective providers. Based on our ongoing work with both SME executives and SaaS providers, Saugatuck has netted down this list to the following questions: Does what seem to be improved functionality include all the things you''ve been getting from Read More

10 Ways to Fail as a SaaS Company


For companies considering offering a product with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business and delivery model, there are many ways things can go wrong—from inadequate market research, to poorly planned release cycles, to a failure to keep up with industry developments. Discover 10 common ways that SaaS companies fail, and learn how to avoid these pitfalls.

saas different open source  to Fail as a SaaS Company For companies considering offering a product with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business and delivery model, there are many ways things can go wrong—from inadequate market research, to poorly planned release cycles, to a failure to keep up with industry developments. Discover 10 common ways that SaaS companies fail, and learn how to avoid these pitfalls. Read More

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xTupleCon 2014—Why Open Source ERP?


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Will MS try the "Open Source" Gambit with WinCE? Why Not - Nothing Else Seems to Work


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