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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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Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


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top open source qa  Can Infor generate enough top line growth and protect the install base? In its defense, Infor claims to have ION-enabled all of its major ERP products – this includes but not limited to System 21, BPCS, XA, A Plus, SXe, Syteline, Baan IV, LN, Adage, and Visual . Not only are the latest releases of these products enabled but also older versions, where there is a sizable customer base, have been enabled. What this enablement provides for the wider customer base is the delivery of Workflows, Business Read More

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top open source qa  of the former Made2Manage top management and some sales, marketing, and product development staffers'' exodus in August 2003 seemed quite severe, given the vendor had not been a real money-burning machine prior to the acquisition (see Battery Power Shakes Up Made2Manage ). At that time, the company''s officials confirmed to a doubtful and consternated user and analyst community that a restructuring of the company had been made with three objectives in mind: to align the organizational structure with current Read More

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Jeeves has retained the concept of having a single innovative product with broad and reliable functionality, and an open architecture. But beyond the solid nature of the product, Jeeves also takes pains to communicate effectively with both customers and partners.

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Compiere Announcement on its Web-Oriented Open Source ERP


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Top 5 Considerations for Your Next Phone System


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