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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 free 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

SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution


SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk. Learn how SaaS works, who the major vendors are, how SaaS can help your business grow, and how to find the SaaS solution that’s right for you. It’s all in this comprehensive SaaS Buyer’s Guide for Wholesale and Distribution from TEC and SupplyChainBrain.

saas free open source  servers. By moving to SaaS applications, organizations can realign and free up valuable staff for more strategic initiatives, as application-related issues are handled by the SaaS vendor (i.e., if the application is not performing a specified task according to expectations, it''s the vendor''s responsibility to address the issue). However, it is true that in the long run, SaaS costs run the risk of rising higher than on-premise solution costs. Organizations adopting SaaS may wish to evaluate a timeline for Read More

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


Wow, how time flies and how many things have happened in the market these days to distract a market observer! Namely, only over a year after my SaaSy Discusions (Part I) and SaaSy Discussions (Part Ia) blog series, some time has at last become available for more discussions on the intriguing topic of software as a service (SaaS). The title of this SaaSy discussions series might be somewhat

saas free open source  whether to go for SaaS or the on-demand computing deployment mode, but rather how to go about it for both vendors and users. Indeed, the current tough economic situation certainly has something to do with making this “go on-demand” decision a bit easier for both software providers and users. Really, with the stock market in the US recently going even below the 6,500 mark (the lowest in decades) and unemployment heading to well over the 10 percent figure before the economy turns around (even 14 to 25 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 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 free 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

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


As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This series highlights fundamentals for the enterprise as manifested in global customer demand trends.

saas free 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

SaaS Realities: Business Benefits for Small and Midsized Enterprises


Software as a service (SaaS) is known for its relative speed to implementation and low upfront costs for acquisition and deployment. As a result, SaaS is widely adopted for a variety of business and IT functions. Discover the advantages of moving to a SaaS model for improving business operations, and to better meet the challenges of growth, competition, and regulatory compliance faced by smaller and midsized businesses.

saas free open source  deployment. As a result, SaaS is widely adopted for a variety of business and IT functions. Discover the advantages of moving to a SaaS model for improving business operations, and to better meet the challenges of growth, competition, and regulatory compliance faced by smaller and midsized businesses. Read More

Ask the Experts: What’s the Difference between ASP and SaaS?


This interesting question recently arrived in our Ask the Experts inbox, so I thought I’d write a brief post clarifying the difference between ASP and SaaS models.TEC’s Take on ASP and SaaS Perhaps not surprisingly, Wikipedia’s definitions for these two terms contribute to the confusion: An application service provider (ASP) is a business that provides computer-based services to

saas free open source  difference between ASP and SaaS models. TEC’s Take on ASP and SaaS Perhaps not surprisingly, Wikipedia’s definitions for these two terms contribute to the confusion: An application service provider (ASP) is a business that provides computer-based services to customers over a network. Software offered using an ASP model is also sometimes called on-demand software or software as a service . The most limited sense of this business is that of providing access to a particular application program (such as Read More

CARL Source


Released in early 2008, CARL Source is a maintenance management solution with additional functionality to manage financial, technical, regulatory, quality, and property processes related to a company’s assets. Designed around a web-native architecture, CARL Source supports Web 2.0 standards, Java, XML, Web Services, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and more. The Carl Source interface was designed to be user-friendly, while remaining fully compliant with web standards. Carl Source is customizable and extendable. It can operate with leading solutions, such as BEA, Microsoft, and Oracle, and can be configured to work with other information services (IS) applications via its integrated Web Services. CARL Source can be deployed without installing any programs on client workstations. CARL Source is available in a number of versions and configurations, designed for companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries.      

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The Pros and Cons of SaaS ERP


While companies seemed willing enough to let the applications that surround and extend their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system reside in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) environment, they were less willing to place their systems of record in a cloud they did not specifically own or control. But that is changing. This white paper discusses the advantages of a SaaS environment for ERP and argues that the cost savings can be substantial.

saas free open source  Pros and Cons of SaaS ERP While companies seemed willing enough to let the applications that surround and extend their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system reside in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) environment, they were less willing to place their systems of record in a cloud they did not specifically own or control. But that is changing. This white paper discusses the advantages of a SaaS environment for ERP and argues that the cost savings can be substantial. Read More

Sun to "Community Source" Almost Everything


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.

saas free 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

SaaS versus Traditional ITAM Tools: How the Hosted Approach Delivers Greater Value


The differences between on-demand applications (also known as software as a service, or SaaS) and on-premise solutions mean that stronger benefits can be achieved with a SaaS-based system. On-demand solutions are far more cost-effective than their on-premise counterparts—statistics show that the total cost of ownership (TCO) for an on-premise solution over the first three years is 60 to 200 percent higher. Find out more.

saas free open source  versus Traditional ITAM Tools: How the Hosted Approach Delivers Greater Value The differences between on-demand applications (also known as software as a service, or SaaS) and on-premise solutions mean that stronger benefits can be achieved with a SaaS-based system. On-demand solutions are far more cost-effective than their on-premise counterparts—statistics show that the total cost of ownership (TCO) for an on-premise solution over the first three years is 60 to 200 percent higher. Find out more. Read More

SaaS ERP: What You Need to Know for Your Business


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saas free open source  SaaS is the Perfect Solution for Food and Beverage Processors Fast becoming the preferred delivery model for companies in other manufacturing industries, software as a service (SaaS) is being adopted by food and beverage processing companies using inadequate management systems. See how a SaaS-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system helps processors operate more efficiently and profitably, and enables world-class security, disaster recovery, and an expandable storage capacity. Read More