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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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Open Source versus Closed Source (Proprietary) Software


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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends


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Infor LN ERP Gets Open Source and Cloud Underpinnings


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Bonitasoft, Part 1: An Upbeat Provider of Open Source BPM Software


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top open source  monolithic BPMS. They need top-down initiation to flow through the entire organization (meaning projects end up spanning several years). Bonitasoft’s feeling is that nine out of ten times that is an impractical way to approach the problem. Instead, one really needs to start at the department level and work outward from that. With an open source and open (in terms of interoperability) provider like BonitaSoft, that is exactly what companies and their departments are able to get. Today, the Bonita BPM Read More

Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report


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Active Escrow: The Technical Verification of Software Source Code


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Eyes Wide Open: Open Source Analytics Software


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top open source  xTuple’s bios of its top management as well as this article on Ned Lilly and the idea behind starting xTuple.   Our questions and Lilly’s answers are as follows: TEC: Has your market and competitive landscape changed as of late and how? What trends have you noticed in the market? NL: We''re spending less and less time explaining the concept of open source and leading more with functionality and value with next-generation business management software. Then, when they ask us how it is that a 27-person Read More

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