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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


Do you understand the differences between open source and closed source (proprietary) software? To make an informed decision when choosing between them, you need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each. The main issues in the debate include cost, service and support, innovation, usability, and security. Get a closer look at open source and closed source software solutions so you know what’s right for your needs.

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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.

top open source  of infrastructure tools, not top-level applications). It''s a lot like what we see in the open-source market—each vendor''s perspective on SOA is driven by the businesses and products it has to defend. Oracle and IBM are keen on open source for operating systems and lightweight application servers, but not so much for enterprise-class databases. SAP is downright dismissive about open source applications. In the same way, Microsoft and Oracle see SOA as another opportunity to build stackiness for their Read More

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.

top open source  GitHub, common EDI challenges, top ten tools to increase your sales, and more. Thus xTuple and XTupleCon 2014 continue to meet the company’s goals. xTuple’s success is part of the continued success of open source software models. We look forward to seeing what the team from Norfolk, along with its global community of followers, continues to deliver. Read More

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At the recent Red Hat Summit 2014, Infor announced a joint collaboration with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, and EnterpriseDB, a PostgreSQL database company, to make Infor LN ERP available on a total open technology stack.

top open source  in C++ and on top of new technologies. This is also a good example of what Infor President Duncan Angove refers to as “injecting a new gene pool into Infor’s blood.” 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.

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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The ZDNet article on PLM/BPM vendor, Aras, covers reasons this former proprietary vendor decided to open source its Innovator products. Two points that stuck out for me, concern what open sourcing enabled Aras to do. According to the article, using an open source development model allowed Aras to develop its software much more quickly--it cites Aras as being "one of only 10 ISVs to

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top open source  issues are on the top of our priority list. TEC : How do you support a client that has made their own modifications to the code? JJ : This is one of our design principles. We distinguish the core solution and any number of extensions and customizations. So, it''s no issue at all if you copy and modify or add-on. If you change the core solution, the next migration will eliminate the changes. But, before we overwrite them, we tell the user, so that you have the chance to mark the modifications as yours. Read More

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top open source  would some of those top markets be from your viewpoint? DJ : The easiest ones for us to look at right now are probably retail oriented. We could even do packages for specific types of retail stores. This is already done to some extent; we could fairly easily do a package for a clothing store or a shoe store or a more general merchandising store. Those are all fairly similar technically except there may be certain customizations or certain things that are inherent to those industries to get their books Read More

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top open source  EPM Success with Eyes Wide Open If your approach for implementing an application that will be accessed primarily by business users is the same one you’d take to deploy a back-end IT system, you might want to rethink your implementation strategy. Business users need to be more involved in the configuration and design of the systems they will be using, and they need to be involved early. Read further to ensure your EPM solution implementation is a success. Read More