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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

large source  technology decision makers in large companies are concerned about the security of open source software. Open source software is not necessarily developed in a controlled environment. While big players often have a concentrated development team, oftentimes the software is being developed by individuals all over the world who may not work on the software for the duration of its developing lifetime. This lack of continuity and common direction can lead to barriers to effective communication surrounding the Read More

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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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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

large source  partly supported by the large base of users who have started with the free and open source software (FOSS) version of xTuple’s entry level product PostBooks®, currently used by thousands of organizations. xTuple ERP is accessible to smaller companies but can also scale for mid-size and global organizations (with translations to support 26 languages and multi-currency/multi-site support). Based on conversations with xTupleCon attendees, some of the companies prefer xTuple over other ERP solutions Read More
Recognition for IP Telephony Open Source Style
I've seen a lot of press about the open source telephony system, Asterisk. Although I haven't worked in the telephony world for some time, I remember what it

large source  midsize company that handled large event ticket sales. We ran some systems on OS/2 and for larger ACD call center requirements, Unix. These were not inexpensive systems. If I go to AsteriskNOW.org, now I can download a specialized Linux distribution that installs as an easy-to-set-up PBX system. Since TEC's current newsletter issue is focusing on telephony issues, I figured I'd post a bit about the open source side. The Asterisk project originates with a company called Digium , which looks like the Read More
Ariba Goes Direct To (And From) The Source
Ariba will extend the capabilities of its B2B Commerce Platform by providing capabilities for buyers and sellers of direct and indirect materials to negotiate

large source  have available through a large marketplace, but is more of a required feature than a daring innovation. Rival Commerce One announced a similar functionality in February, but details about the date of a release into general availability have not surfaced. Both of these companies, as well as some smaller but feisty second tier competitors, are moving toward deploying supermarkets with heterogenous product categories and trading models. Beyond the competitive aspects of the deal, the availability of cash Read More
Why Open Source is Important to You
There are two trends in open source adoption that make it imperative that you consider open source solutions for your future IT initiatives. This article

large source  if you lack a large IT staff, you can achieve good results with open source. If you haven't considered using open source before, now is the time to start. Your partners—and competitors—are implementing open source today. Why not join them? About the Author Bernard Golden is chief executive officer of Navica, a consulting firm offering open source strategy, implementation, and training services. He is the author of Succeeding with Open Source (Addison-Wesley, 2005), as well as the forthcoming Open Read More
Aras Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale?
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

large source  Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale? 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 gain full certification for its software running on Microsoft’s forthcoming Read More
ITT’s New “Global Vault” Achieves Vision of a Single Data Source
When it comes to product lifecycle management (PLM), unreachable information is as expensive as excess inventory lying in a warehouse. That’s why ITT Industries

large source  New “Global Vault” Achieves Vision of a Single Data Source When it comes to product lifecycle management (PLM), unreachable information is as expensive as excess inventory lying in a warehouse. That’s why ITT Industries, a multibillion-dollar manufacturing enterprise, needed desperately to reach its goal of a single source of data for everyone, everywhere. Unfortunately, the transition would require overcoming serious resistance and cultural issues. Find out how they did it. Read More
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Sun Microsystems Inc. is working towards eventually

large source  to Community Source Almost Everything Event Summary IDG News Service San Francisco Bureau November 18, 1999 Sun Microsystems Inc. is working towards eventually community sourcing as much of its software as possible, according to company Co-founder and Chief Scientist Bill Joy. Community sourcing means that Sun makes the source code for a product publicly available, so that developers can download the code free of charge and make changes to it as long as they report to Sun any bugs encountered. Read More
xTuple
xTuple provides free, and commercially licensed, open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Its customers range from small businesses to large

large source  from small businesses to large enterprises in a variety of industries, including food production, manufacturing of pistons, industrial pumps, and specialty garments, and others. xTuple is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia (US). Read More
Business Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply
Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a hot topic in the business process management (BPM) market. This article discusses the relevance between BPM

large source  there is a considerable large group of users who are considering FOSS database while planning their BPM implementation. Figure 3 BPM seekers’ preference on server platform (2007-2009) Figure 3 shows that FOSS operating system (OS) Linux is ranked second. In this case, an average BPM initiative selected 1.9 options when asked to identify server platform preference. The DBMS and OS preferences in Figure 2 and 3 are captured from all BPM initiatives regardless if BPM seekers were looking for FOSS or Read More
Sitefinity CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions
Choosing between an open-source content management system (CMS) and a commercial product can have a strategic impact on an organization. This white paper

large source  asp.net cms,cms template,web content management system,cms drupal,open source ecommerce,plone content management system,cms content management,cms design,open source document management,cms management system,cms systems,open source joomla,cms development,cms intranet,cms review Read More
Providing Effective E-Learning for an Extremely Large and Global Distribution Channel
When Amway needed to provide training to over 4 million distributors worldwide, improve sales readiness and retention of new distributors, and manage learning

large source  E-Learning for an Extremely Large and Global Distribution Channel When Amway needed to provide training to over 4 million distributors worldwide, improve sales readiness and retention of new distributors, and manage learning across regions with different regulatory issues, it deployed SumTotal Learning Management, in three separate on-premise installations. See how this e-learning rollout to over 1.8 million people in 2 years helped Amway grow penetration to new distributors by 30%. Read More
Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article

large source  software. Thus on a large scale rollout, a company could realize major cost savings just in licensing. Migration and Vendor Lock-In Migration costs could be an issue for switching to FOSS platforms. It may become a significant expense to migrate from one type of system to another (considering the data, user training, and other changes). A proprietary system however, still brings with it a range of costs when upgrading from one version to the next (often similar sorts of data migration, user training, and Read More
2011 ERP Buyer's Guide for Medium and Large Manufacturers
2011 ERP Buyer's Guide for Medium and Large Manufacturers Your PDF copy of TEC's new ERP Buyer's Guide for Medium and Large Manufacturers is now av...

large source  Guide for Medium and Large Manufacturers 2011 ERP Buyer's Guide for Medium and Large Manufacturers Your PDF copy of TEC's new ERP Buyer's Guide for Medium and Large Manufacturers is now available for download. In this definitive guide to ERP for manufacturers, you'll get the most up-to-date information, including: trends in ERP ERP challenges for manufacturers ERP selection strategies driving business efficiency with ERP the 10 questions to ask an ERP vendor ERP success stories functionality charts for le Read More
HCM Niche Vendors - What’s Missing from Large-scale HCM Software Solutions?
Human capital management (HCM) solutions are relatively recent in the software for business market. Lately, several HCM solutions have been consolidated through

large source  not thoroughly covered by large vendors. Typically new businesses take on these specific market needs in part due to a lack of initial investment money to build large-scale solutions and in part because they realize the potential for growth of these areas. Niche businesses are founded by niche experts or by former employees of well-established vendors who are aware of certain gaps in the market. With the consolidation of HCM solutions a great portion of the HR administrative work has been eliminated. Read More

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