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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 using 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

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 using 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

SaaS-ing the Manufacturing Opportunity


The software as a service (SaaS) delivery model is here to stay, and most vendors have noticed. Recently, the endorsement for SaaS in the realm of manufacturing enterprise resource planning has come from a veteran vendor and SaaS pioneer.

saas using open source  can benefit from the SaaS model in terms of more effective research and development (R&D) efforts. Vendors that have developed their solutions using a multi-tenant architectural model exclusively have the prospect of releasing new functional enhancements more frequently than their on-premise peers. There are examples of SaaS pioneers similar to Salesforce.com and Employease (now part of Advanced Data Processing [ ADP ]) that have delivered over 20 major releases and several dozen smaller monthly Read More

SaaS-based Test Management


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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 using open source  service providers: although most SaaS applications are built from the ground up using service-oriented architecture (SOA) , traditional integration service providers often do not work with this model. To overcome these issues, SaaS providers will often work closely with specialized integration service providers. These integration service providers have created specific connectors for integration with SaaS applications. Some SaaS vendors do provide integration as part of their service. This service is Read More

Using Location to Gain Intelligence


In a recent post on 3 trends in data visualization, we addressed the increasing importance of geolocation capabilities in data analysis. We also looked at how the incorporation of mapping and geolocation capabilities into the feature set of a comprehensive business intelligence (BI) application has brought a new understanding to the BI process. So it should come as no surprise that

saas using open source  Location to Gain Intelligence In a recent post on  3 trends in data visualization , we addressed the increasing importance of geolocation capabilities in data analysis. We also looked at how the incorporation of mapping and geolocation capabilities into the feature set of a comprehensive business intelligence (BI) application has brought a new understanding to the BI process. So it should come as no surprise that having the ability to detect and show the location associated with specific pieces of Read More

Move into the Fast Lane with SteelHead™ SaaS and Microsoft® Office 365™


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Using CRM to Sell More


When considering a customer relationship management (CRM) solution, it’s critical to understand the needs of your sales team. All too often, CRM applications have too much depth and complexity—and as a result, they fall into disuse. Some features may actually increase the effort of your sales people to close a sale. However, you can implement a CRM implementation that fits the needs of your sales team. Find out how.

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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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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.

saas using open source  2014—Why Open Source ERP? xTuple, an award winning open source ERP vendor, recently held its user conference—xTupleCon 2014—in its home town of Norfolk, VA. xTuple’s mission is stated simply: “To help companies of all sizes successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source ERP software, to grow their business profitably.” The conference brought together a global community of open source technologists and ERP users to learn, collaborate, and innovate. There were a number of Read More

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


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saas using open source  Transformation CFO: Integrative SaaS and the Power to Change Integrative software as a service (SaaS) business systems are a way of transforming your finance operations. SaaS can position finance as the nexus of standardized, real-time information. Finance executives should investigate SaaS solutions and providers, so that finance and IT can work together to enable a cost-effective transformation of finance to a stronger leadership role and improve finance’s value to your company. Read More

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saas using open source  model. The most advanced SaaS providers do away with the traditional waterfall development schedule (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, etc.) in favor of an agile development, or rapid application development, methodology. Using these new software development techniques has two important distinctions for the users: they are never faced with an upgrade (i.e., they are always using the most current version of the software); and they get direct access to the development team to ask for new features and Read More

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