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Progress Exchange 2013 Part One: What's the Current State of Progress?
By P.J. Jakovljevic (see bio) and Bob Eastman (see bio)As it has been excruciatingly painful for die-hard Boston Red Sox fans to watch their moribund

boston light source  excruciatingly painful for die-hard Boston Red Sox fans to watch their moribund baseball team’s previous two seasons, it has been puzzling and perhaps also painful for enterprise software market observers to watch the coinciding self-implosion of sorts of the New England software vendor Progress Software Corporation . For those who are not sure what I am referring to, 2012 and 2013 were the years in which Progress divested many of its once well-known IT assets, such as the Sonic enterprise service bus

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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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UNIT4: The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 1


February and bleak mid-winters are not exactly the high season for software user conferences in North America, and thus I accepted the invitation by UNIT4 (formerly Unit 4 Agresso), the second-largest business applications provider in continental Europe, to its UK 2010 user conference. The attraction, in addition to the Celtic Manor Resort in lush South

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Progress Exchange 2013 Part Two: Will Pacific be Progress Software’s PaaS to Relevance?


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Delving into the Facts Behind the ERP Vendor Market’s Self-Ascribed Answer for ‘Businesses Living IN Change’ ™ -An Interview with UNIT4’s Product Marketing Executive


Rather than pursuing the usual route of writing analyses of major market trends, I’ve decided to ask vendors about their opinions and approaches. UNIT4 has joined the discussion on the topic of its current state of affairs.

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What’s Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP?


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Is an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right for You?


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