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A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution
SugarCRM is a rapidly growing open source CRM company with solutions that appeal to a community of enthusiastic users. This study, based on a client who

open graph  Prevalent was comfortable with open source technologies like Apache and PHP. It is well-documented that Apache is the dominant server platform for the World Wide Web, and PHP has built a reputation as an easy-to-work-with scripting language—adaptable to many different applications. This combination went toward satisfying Prevalent's requirements for its planned growth and the platform hints at the usability issue. Namely, the web browser interface is familiar thus Prevalent's users could pick up on the

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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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Lose the Starry Eyes, Analyze: Reviewing the Ideal Candidate for a Pronto Solution


This is an examination of Pronto Software's ERP solution. By looking at how areas where the Pronto product fulfills a large portion of selection criteria, companies can determine if it is worthwhile to pursue a relationship with Pronto. We ask the question, all things being equal, which modules contribute the most to the product's functionality.

open graph  The product however is open to third-party support for barcode, guage, scanner, touchscreen, and portable data terminal devices. Conclusion Provided your company has little need for online human resources features, then based on the detail included in these graphs, it would be valuable to look more closely at Pronto's solutions. In particular, if your company needs product costing and customer service functionality, Pronto's inventory , sales , and manufacturing management modules will provide very high Read More

Blackboard Learn Makes the Grade and Gets TEC Certified


I am pleased to announce that Blackboard Learn is officially certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) for online evaluation of learning management suites in the Human Capital Management Evaluation Center. My fellow analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu and I had the pleasure of viewing a demonstration of the product given by Blackboard’s senior solutions engineer for professional education, Burt Blair

open graph  together in a single open platform that spans course delivery, community engagement, content management, and assessment. Blackboard’s professional education clients have found tremendous success by using the platform as a continuous learning environment essential to employee success in areas such as sales training, on-boarding, customer service, leadership development, and customer/partner training. Blackboard has over 3,000 clients and millions of users globally. Some of its competitors include Wimba, Read More

Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends


As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This series highlights fundamentals for the enterprise as manifested in global customer demand trends.

open graph  gain insight on some open source demand trends. @2004 Copyright Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. Based on the server operating system (OS) demand graph above it is hardly news that the proprietary Microsoft Windows OS is the market leader. Over the course of 2004, demand seems to have had a very slight decrease for both Windows and Linux. It is interesting to see however, that both operating systems saw demand ultimately rise in the year for Q3 2004 compared to Q3 2003. Specifically, Linux demand in Q3 Read More

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The ability to extract and present information meaningfully is vital for business management. Indeed, business intelligence tools enable companies to make better decisions, by providing the right information to the right people at the right time. Moreover, employees increasingly suffer from information overload, and require solutions that make informed decisions a more natural part of the everyday work experience.

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No Back Doors. No Open Windows.


To boot or pre-boot, that is the question. There’s no doubt that operating systems (OSs) are complicated given the sheer amount of code that must be flawlessly interfaced and the potential vulnerabilities that can ensue. While full disk encryption (FDE) is one step closer to a more secure OS, encryption without strong authentication isn’t enough. For security-conscious users, pre-boot authentication is the only way to go.

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Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT) is a Linux and open source provider. The company's software solutions and services are based on the open source model and serve enterprises worldwide. Red Hat's solutions include Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platforms and services such as consulting, 24x7 support, Red Hat Network. and Red Hat's global training and certification programs. Red Hat offers enterprise hardware and software vendors a standard platform on which to certify their technology. The company assures scalability and security of the open source software it provides. Red Hat deploys, integrates, updates, manages, trains, and supports companies such as Amazon.com, Credit Suisse First Boston, DreamWorks, Reuters, Lehman Brothers. With offices across the world, Red Hat is headquartered in North Carolina, USA and was founded in 1993.

open graph  is a Linux and open source provider. The company's software solutions and services are based on the open source model and serve enterprises worldwide. Red Hat's solutions include Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platforms and services such as consulting, 24x7 support, Red Hat Network. and Red Hat's global training and certification programs. Red Hat offers enterprise hardware and software vendors a standard platform on which to certify their technology. The company assures scalability and security of Read More

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Considerations When Comparing Open Source and Appliance-Based Messaging


Open source messaging middleware is an increasingly popular way to provide data distribution functionality inside and outside the datacenter. It can let companies cost-effectively meet relatively simple messaging requirements without the expense of purchasing a commercial messaging platform. It is important to understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of open source and appliance-based messaging in order to choose a platform that meets your short- and long-term needs as cost-effectively as possible. This white paper gives points to consider when evaluating open source messaging and a set of questions and answers to aid in identifying the right solution.

open graph  When Comparing Open Source and Appliance-Based Messaging Open source messaging middleware is an increasingly popular way to provide data distribution functionality inside and outside the datacenter. It can let companies cost-effectively meet relatively simple messaging requirements without the expense of purchasing a commercial messaging platform. It is important to understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of open source and appliance-based messaging in order to choose a platform Read More

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open graph  project-open[ The ]project-open[ Web-based project management application covers essential functionality for project/portfolio management, CRM, finance, human resources, knowledge management, and more. ]project-open[ solutions target the following: - Agency use, especially for advertising or Internet agencies with requirements for collaboration, cost accounting, invoicing, and access security. - IT service management (ITSM), for monitoring IT projects, financial aspects, and BI-style reporting. - Read More

TCO Analysis: IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 vs. JBoss Application Server V5


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Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season. Part 2: Market Impact, Challenges, and User Recommendations


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Recognition for IP Telephony Open Source Style


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