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


One area where open source software providers seem to be doing quite well is business process management (BPM), a discipline that focuses on continuously improving business processes, while taking an outside-in, customer-centric perspective. Think of solutions like Colosa’s ProcessMaker, Intalio, and Alfresco Software’s Activiti. In addition, while Red Hat is expected to make major announcements

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

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

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

TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG


TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source software platforms to more cost-effectively deliver its own ERP solution.

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Top 10 Must Have Business Phone Features


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Will MS try the "Open Source" Gambit with WinCE? Why Not - Nothing Else Seems to Work


In what may be another attempt to gain some kind of foothold in the handheld and embedded-OS market, rumors are floating that Microsoft will open the source code for Windows CE.

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Top 5 Mobile Security Threats


While mobile malware still accounts for a mere fraction of the millions of threats targeting personal computers, the past year has seen the explosive growth of malicious code. What’s worse is that 50 percent of employees currently use their mobile devices at work. Early recognition of mobile security threats is a company’s best line of defense. Here are today’s top 5 mobile security threats and how to stop them in their tracks.

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Top 10 Web Threats and How to Eliminate Them


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top open source  problems and more in Top 10 Web Threats and How to Eliminate Them . You''ll learn about the biggest threats facing your network—and what you can do to neutralize them. Learn how to run a clean and safe network while keeping your employees focused on company business. Download your PDF copy of Top 10 Web Threats and How to Eliminate Them today. For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. Read More

How to Clone Your Closers: Transform Your Team Into Top Sellers with Smart Technology


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Sun to "Community Source" Almost Everything


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top open source  1999) Although Sun is stopping short of true open source licensing, this announcement is yet another shot at the Linux community and the other UNIX providers. However, there are indications that Sun may move beyond CSL into the realm of open source, but we do not expect this within the next 12 months. As before, we expect this will lead to future market growth for Sun, as mind share builds market share and applications get developed. We believe the growth potential from this announcement will exceed Read More

Inprise/Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code


In a move which will challenge other database vendors to open-source their SQL databases, Inprise/Borland Corporation has announced it is releasing the source code for its InterBase 6 cross-platform SQL database. It will provide the database on multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows NT, and Sun Solaris, make the database available at no charge, and spin the InterBase division off into a separate company.

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