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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 proprietary 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

Enterprise Resource Planning for Small Businesses Buyer’s Guide: A Preview


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Infor24: Demystifying Infor’s Cloud Strategy - Part 1


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saas proprietary open source  vendors tout their multi-tenant SaaS solutions being delivered as a global single-instance, contrary to many multi-tenant multi-instance offerings. In other words, salesforce.com and Plex Systems , e.g., deliver their software from a single place, which ensures that each customer on earth is on the exact same version of software at all times. That is not necessarily the case with other vendors, e.g., SAP Business ByDesign is multi-tenant but is (or will be) delivered by partners and from the vendor’s Read More

Compiere ERP Becomes Part of Consona


In the enterprise open source space, a notable change came to light today affecting Compiere users and partners. Consona announced its acquisition of Compiere. Compiere started back in 1999. One of its founders explained to me that the company's business (circa 2004) largely came from support, migration, and priority requests from clients. An integral component of the delivery model was

saas proprietary open source  toward trying to capture SaaS clients. This doesn''t change the open source fact of Compiere and one of the  most important aspects of software available through open source licenses is the community. In a commercial situation, this community ought to be valuable to the vendor--helping to push the development direction and a potential source of innovation. I find it interesting then that scanning Compiere''s forums over the last few months, if not longer, questions seemed to go unattended. Even recent 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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A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution


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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.

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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 proprietary 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

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saas proprietary open source  Fast Lane with SteelHead™ SaaS and Microsoft® Office 365™ This infographic shows you how to accelerate the delivery of Microsoft Office 365 with Riverbed Technology’s SteelHead SaaS. Read More

Open Analytics Platform


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There are two trends in open source adoption that make it imperative that you consider open source solutions for your future IT initiatives. This article describes each of the trends and discusses their importance for your business.

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saas proprietary 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

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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 proprietary 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