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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 and FOSS, and makes suggestions for BPM seekers that prefer FOSS.

free and open source (foss)  Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply A while ago, I wrote a product note about Aras Innovator , the only enterprise open source solution available on the product lifecycle management (PLM) market. After that, my interest in free and open source software (FOSS) did not fade but I changed my focus to another category of enterprise software— business process management (BPM). This time, I was able to find more than one BPM solution that’s offered 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.

free and open source (foss)  is available now as free and open source software (FOSS) on SourceForge.net , and elsewhere under common public attribution license (CPAL) open source license. Based on over 150,000 downloads to date, and the active community of users and developers at SourceForge.net and xTuple''s own xtuple.org website, xTuple thinks the offering will be a big hit. Thus, the two communities will grow in tandem, while xTuple pledges to manage the ongoing development of both products, so that enhancements to one can flow Read More

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.

free and open source (foss)  use. While users are free to examine and verify source code, the level of expertise required means that it is entirely possible for a programmer to embed back door Trojans to capture private and confidential information without the user ever knowing. Adopting a reputable brand with a concentrated development team supported by a strong online community will reduce the potential risk. 2. Closed Source Software Closed source software can be defined as proprietary software distributed under a licensing 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.

free and open source (foss)  provides an overview of Free and open source software (FOSS) concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from the FOSS-related change in the software industry. I will address FOSS concepts in two parts. The first concerns the FOSS origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. The second reviews reasons that enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand as well as why it should push 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.

free and open source (foss)  release with both a free offering and a series of commercial offerings. TEC: What is the current state of affairs of xTuple releases, new enhancements, etc.? NL: In addition to what you said in your intro, we just released 3.8.1, and the next major release will be a jump to 4.0 in May 2012. The really cool thing about 4.0 is that the new Mobile Web client will interoperate seamlessly with the desktop client. Both will talk to the same PostgreSQL database back end and, by the end of the 4.x series, the Read More

Gateway, Dell Plan Windows-free Appliances


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free and open source (foss)  an attempt to break free of Microsoft''s OS domination. However, even though Microsoft has no official offering yet in this area, we believe they will within three years, especially if NCs gain market share in the next nine to twelve months. User Recommendations Because of the inherent risk in jumping on a bandwagon prematurely, corporate users should adopt a wait and see attitude - or at least proceed cautiously. Making a wholesale switch to an NC-centric corporate model is not recommended at this Read More

BYOD Security that Works: Free Your Employees, Secure Your Data


The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon hit enterprise fast. You cruised along with your secure BlackBerry deployment and then your CEO bought an iPhone and demanded access to her e-mail. iPhones started popping up everywhere—including the corporate cafeteria. You deployed mobile device management (MDM) and solved your problems, right? Learn where first generation BYOD programs failed, and how to build one that works.

free and open source (foss)  Security that Works: Free Your Employees, Secure Your Data The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon hit enterprise fast. You cruised along with your secure BlackBerry deployment and then your CEO bought an iPhone and demanded access to her e-mail. iPhones started popping up everywhere—including the corporate cafeteria. You deployed mobile device management (MDM) and solved your problems, right? Learn where first generation BYOD programs failed, and how to build one that works. Read More

Red Hat Joins the BPM Fray


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FREE Not-for-Profit Selects UNIT4 Agresso ERP


Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) recently opted to implement UNIT4 Agresso ERP throughout its business. As the not-for-profit organization tries to grow and find new revenue streams, it reportedly went for Agresso ERP over respectable competitive solutions including Blackbaud and Oracle PeopleSoft because of Agresso’s easy support for changing business structures and agility.

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Case Study: SAP Business One Making The Difference For Source 1 Enterprises


For compliance with vendor requirements, Source 1 Enterprises, a supplier of health and beauty products, needed a solution to automate bill-back revenue and current deal sheet promotions. Reporting and alert systems were also needed, to collect potential revenue based on standard vendor terms, in conjunction with the latest promotions. For a solution, the supplier turned to SAP Business One.

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Eyes Wide Open: Open Source Analytics Software


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Free Online FSM Software Comparisons Now Available


TEC is pleased to announce that you can now compare field service management (FSM) solutions head-to-head using TEC Advisor—our free online software evaluation and selection tool. FSM solutions provide planning and scheduling, work order management, customer engagement management, and other essential functionality for companies with highly mobile, customer-facing workforces. You can

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Moxie Software Offers Free Social Collaboration Apps


The days of companies making serious investments in general purpose social networks and collaboration tools seem to be numbered. The true value of collaboration tools comes only via enabling particular best practices and helping solve certain issues and situations. To that end, Moxie Software, a provider of customer-centric enterprise social software, recently announced the availability of its

free and open source (foss)  Software Offers Free Social Collaboration Apps The days of companies making serious investments in general purpose social networks and collaboration tools seem to be numbered. The true value of collaboration tools comes only via enabling particular best practices and helping solve certain issues and situations. To that end, Moxie Software , a provider of customer-centric enterprise social software, recently announced the  availability of its Collaboration Spaces for free . Enterprises of all sizes Read More

Infor LN ERP Gets Open Source and Cloud Underpinnings


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.

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