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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.

using open source  part of the package. Using the latest in virtualized Cloud-based infrastructure, coreDNA can scale for even the most demanding websites, delivering enterprise level performance without the need for capital investment. Moreover, coreDNA comes as a complete package with ongoing comprehensive training and support from our highly qualified staff, available 24/7 globally. 4. Conclusion When deciding between open source or closed source (proprietary) software, it is critical to first consider the Read More

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using open source  commercial players and others using Open For Business. The core of the whole thing is OFBiz, the open source project itself. . . . Andy and I run Undersun Consulting, which is mainly how we do business now. In general, the model with OFBiz is there is the open source project at the center, with all sorts of different users floating around it at different distances away from the project, depending on how involved they are with the project itself. Mostly, in dealing with the open source project we Read More

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Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution


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Microsoft's Open Source Licenses


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using open source  to promote the notion, using lawsuit threats , that as long as you''re working within their framework, you''re ok, just don''t stray outside of it. But how can the company get people working inside of its framework? The best way I can think of is to launch its own open source initiatives with the support of the existing open source ecosystem. Then Microsoft becomes, not only an accepted participant, but it gains some recognition momentum as an initiator. Enter the two new Microsoft licenses (Ms-PL and Read More

Why Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco


Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized hardware, Vyatta’s open source, Linux-based approach to networking is changing the way networks are being purchased and deployed. With its strong community of users, Vyatta is challenging even proprietary networking vendors like Cisco. We challenge you to find out more.

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CARL Source


Released in early 2008, CARL Source is a maintenance management solution with additional functionality to manage financial, technical, regulatory, quality, and property processes related to a company’s assets. Designed around a web-native architecture, CARL Source supports Web 2.0 standards, Java, XML, Web Services, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and more. The Carl Source interface was designed to be user-friendly, while remaining fully compliant with web standards. Carl Source is customizable and extendable. It can operate with leading solutions, such as BEA, Microsoft, and Oracle, and can be configured to work with other information services (IS) applications via its integrated Web Services. CARL Source can be deployed without installing any programs on client workstations. CARL Source is available in a number of versions and configurations, designed for companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries.      

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Using Location to Gain Intelligence


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using open source  based on user location using global positioning system (GPS) device features Augmented reality functionality such as associating real objects with their pertinent information Other traditional BI providers have incorporated strong geolocation capabilities into their BI offerings, including the ESRI partnership with BI providers such as IBM , SAP , SAS , and Oracle to provide specific connection and integration with ESRI’s geolocation products and technologies. Conclusion The need for location-based Read More

Open Source versus Proprietary Business Intelligence


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using open source  and larger sites are using xTuple—while local or regional coverage today is supported throughout the United States, Canada, the European Union (EU), Australia, and India. Conversely, larger manufacturers with heavy process manufacturing requirements (see What Makes Process Process? ) would be a stretch today, as would highly ETO or job shopping requirements, even with the recently added features in the 2.3 release. Such environments are advised to look at other options for now. TEC Runs xTuple through Read More

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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.

using open source  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. Read More

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using open source  an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right for You? Increased availability of highly functional enterprise open source business process management (BPM) technology is bringing the benefits of BPM solutions within reach of more companies and projects. If you are considering deploying BPM solutions, but have been daunted by the cost, footprint, risk, lack of flexibility, or complexity of proprietary options, an enterprise open source approach may be just what you are looking for. Download Read More

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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.

using open source  but also sessions on using 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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