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Suse Linux Enterprise 15 Bridges Traditional, Software-Defined Systems

Suse has launched Suse Linux Enterprise 15, its latest flagship operating platform. SLE 15 bridges traditional infrastructure technologies with next-generation software-defined infrastructure, the company said. The company also released enhancements to Suse Manager 3.2, an open source IT infrastruct...

DEPLOYING LINUX

Easing Linux Into the Enterprise

The pulling points for migrating either to the Linux desktop or the Linux server often are reduced to two things. One is the cost of not migrating. The other is a decision to deploy Linux gradually -- or entirely -- throughout the office infrastructure. Individuals and businesses migrate to Linux fo...

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Taking the Open Source Enterprise Plunge

Server provisioning and configuration management and automation are the latest examples of where the tech industry is being driven, largely by open source software. The leading open source server and IT infrastructure automation frameworks, Opscode Chef and Puppet Labs' Puppet, sit on the leading ed...

ANALYSIS

Open Source’s Deep Dive Into the Enterprise

Server provisioning and configuration management and automation are the latest examples of where the tech industry is being driven, largely by open source software. The leading open source server and IT infrastructure automation frameworks, Opscode Chef and Puppet Labs' Puppet, sit on the leading ed...

LINUX PICKS AND PANS

GanttProject Packs Prodigious Planning Power

GanttProject is an impressive project management tool that can be a useful alternative to similar applications locked onto other OS platforms. For enterprise and small-business users, GanttProject's cross-platform access and easy data portability make it a winning choice for Linux users. Compared to...

Free Help for Implementing FOSS in the Enterprise

There are clearly more reasons these days than ever before for companies to adopt free and open source More about open source software. Adopting it they are, too -- in droves, it seems. How else could vendor Red Hat, for example, surpass all expectations with its most recent earnings report? Yet the...

Red Hat to Include Xen in Next Enterprise Suite

Linux leader Red Hat made clear this week its support for XenSource and its open source Xen virtualization technology, announcing plans to integrate the offering into the next major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Despite speculation that Red Hat might be building its own virtualization technol...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Kona’s Scott DeFusco: Open Source Advocate in a Closed Source Firm

Kona, an innovative social networking platform for businesses and organizations, was launched in late 2012. It grew out of a vision developer Scott DeFusco had for a way to solve communications issues shared in peoples' business and social lives. DeFusco and Kona cofounder Jeff Eckerle developed the...

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Open Source, BI and ERP: The Perfect Match?

Open source technologies may not be taking over the world, but they are finding a niche and a large one at that. To be sure, companies large and small are becoming more comfortable deploying open source technologies on the server. Now, an an increasing number of firms are looking into the possibilit...

Open Source, BI and ERP: A Match Made in Heaven?

Open source technologies may not be taking over the world, but they are finding a niche and a large one at that. To be sure, companies large and small are becoming more comfortable deploying open source technologies on the server. Now, an an increasing number of firms are looking into the possibilit...

Companies Turn Blind Eye to Open Source Security Risks

Many software developers and enterprise users have been lax or oblivious to the need to properly manage open source software, suggest survey results released Tuesday. The report highlights the consequences of failure to establish open source acquisition and usage policies, and to follow best practic...

EXPERT ADVICE

Software Appliances: Lean, Mean Deployment Machines

Today's enterprises are clamoring for software applications that run in a wide variety of environments -- everything from physical to virtual to cloud. If you are a software vendor, how do you make it easy to give them what they want? You could hand customers your software on a CD and let them figu...

EXPERT ADVICE

The Next Open Source Revolution: The Democratization of BPM

After more than 20 years of evangelization by vendors and consultants, many companies are now fully aware of the benefits of business process management and the value of business process management solutions. These benefits include cost reduction through targeting inefficiencies, improvement of proc...

Email: Still the One for Developers

Email was born sometime between 1965 and 1970, depending on how you define its genesis, and by 1980 it was considered by many to be the killer app. It drove the proliferation of PCs in the workplace and allowed people all over the world to work together. SMS texting and tweeting can take some credit...

Hawking Open Source in Tough Times

The ongoing economic meltdown has presented a unique strategic opportunity to vendors of open source software. Slashed budgets and riffed staffs are forcing enterprise users of proprietary software business solutions to rethink the suitability of open source replacement products. Many firms -- both ...

STARTUP TO WATCH

Getting Lucene Down to Business With Lucid Imagination

On Jan. 26, Lucid Imagination opened for business as the commercial entity for the Apache Lucene-Solr ecosystem. The new company hopes to unite both the Lucene and the open source developer communities under its wing by offering product support, training, consulting services and value-added software...

MindTouch Sharpens Its Deki App Masher

MindTouch announced on Wednesday the latest version of its open source collaboration and collective intelligence platform, MindTouch Deki. Dubbed "Kilen Woods," it features new workflow capabilities, enterprise adapters and usability improvements. The release targets information workers, IT professi...

Linux Ecosystem Revenue to Near $50 Billion by 2011

Linux has a bright future in the business world, according to an IDC white paper sponsored by the Linux Foundation and released Tuesday. By 2011, expenditures on Linux-based hardware, software and related services will reach $49 billion, more than double 2007's figure of $21 billion, according to th...

STARTUP TO WATCH

Startup Certifies Open Source ERP Software for Leopard

xTuple, a startup maker of open source ERP software, announced Wednesday that it has certified its OpenMFG and PostBooks software products for use on Apple's new Mac OS X Leopard operating system. The products are advanced ERP software solutions built with open source components. OpenMFG is availabl...

Open Source for Business: Now More Than Ever, Part 1

Business-targeted open source software has made great strides recently, from CRM systems to business intelligence to server software. Open source software resides at all levels of the business software stack, from servers to middleware to the front end. It powers Web services, databases and mobile d...

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