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DEFINITION: Also see Open Source. Open source software (OSS) refers to software that is developed, tested, or improved through public collaboration and distributed with the idea that the must be shared with others, ensuring an open future collaboration. The collaborative experience of many developers, especially those in the academic environment, in developing various versions of the UNIX operating system,  … 
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OpenShift Platform Features and Benefits
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is quickly becoming an attractive option for companies looking to streamline application development and deployment. Automated, standardized workflows can make deployment much faster than ever before.In this resource, explore the features and benefits of an open-source PaaS for developers, operations, and CIOs.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Red Hat

The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of migrating to SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for System z
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the financial benefits and cost savings of moving workloads from distributed to mainframe environments. It will highlight and identify both hard and soft benefits; specifically quantifying business benefits from an infrastructure that provides optimal performance, reliability, high availability with less downtime.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

SUSE

Open Source Integration Software in the Enterprise
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: View this resource to get an in-depth look at open-source integration, explore deployment criteria for integration software, and discover specific tools that can help you with your open-source integration strategy.
Posted: 20 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Red Hat

Is an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right for You?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Not all companies can afford proprietary business process management (BPM) tools. Fortunately, open-source BPM can change that, making the benefits of BPM accessible to more businesses than ever before. View this informative resource to learn if an open-source BPM strategy is right for your organization.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Red Hat

Red Hat JBoss Fuse: Data Sheet
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this informative data sheet, you can learn all about Red Hat JBoss Fuse, a comprehensive, standards-based integration platform that can be configured with any combination of components for a customizable IT footprint. Read on now to explore the functional components, the key features and benefits, and more!
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

Red Hat

Extend Performance in your Web Infrastructure with Red Hat Enterpise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: How does Red Hat Enterprise Linux stack up to the competition?This whitepaper offers an overview of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as compared to Microsoft Window Server 2008 in terms of scalability, operational costs, and more.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Red Hat

Special Report on Steria
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This 5 page special report from Computer Weekly gives you the facts on Steria, its strategy, products and services and reviews its financial performance.
Posted: 14 Sep 2012 | Published: 14 Sep 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

IBM WebSphere® Application Server V8.5 vs. JBoss® Enterprise Application Platform V6 TCO Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In the application server market, open source technology has grown in popularity and is becoming an increasingly viable solution for many companies. With their latest release, Red Hat claims that JBoss (open-source) is now equivalent to the mainstream Java Enterprise Application Servers. How true is this?
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2012

IBM

Implement the Appropriate Storage Architecture to Support IT as a Service
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to learn how to prepare for IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) with the right storage architecture. Discover some of the must-have storage attributes of a private cloud infrastructure and the emerging role of open standards. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

NetApp

E-Guide: Cloud 101: The Right Strategy for CIOs
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This expert eGuide takes a hard look at cloud computing from the standpoint of CIOs, first by defining the CIO's place in the transition process, and then by identifying key features a CIO must consider before contracting a cloud service provider.
Posted: 23 Sep 2013 | Published: 17 Jun 2013

Dell and VMware

From Virtualization to Cloud Computing, Chapter 3
sponsored by IBM.
WHITE PAPER: This expert whitepaper highlights ways to manage costs when adopting a cloud infrastructure.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 20 Sep 2013

IBM.

Best Practices for Open Source and the Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a careful look at two of today's most popular topics: open source application software and moving to the cloud.
Posted: 18 Sep 2013 | Published: 18 Sep 2013

Red Hat

Is an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right For You?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Open source options are taking the pain out of business process management (BPM), and putting the value of BPM within reach of more companies and projects. But is open source BPM the right move for you? Read on now to find out.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 13 Aug 2013

Red Hat

The Total Economic Impact of WANdisco SVN MultiSite
sponsored by WANdisco
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Total Economic Impact™ report unveils how one solution provides LAN-speed collaboration between distributed teams, giving them the feeling that they're all working in the same room. View now to uncover how this solution helped one global software engineering company enjoy a 357% ROI with a payback period of less than two months.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

WANdisco

Open Source Integration Software in the Enterprise
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative resource for key deployment criteria of open source software and learn how you can leverage open source software for a variety of integration projects, including data center integration, SOA initiatives, and middleware strategies.
Posted: 10 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Red Hat

JBoss Enterprise BRMS Overview: Business Rules and the Red Hat Open Source Way
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an overview of JBoss Enterprise BRMS – an open source system that automates decisions by using simple rules development, access, and change management. Learn about the features and benefits of this system, as well as why BRMSs are important for the success of your business.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 20 Apr 2012

Red Hat

iLog to JBoss BRMS Migration Guide
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Every business rules management system (BRMS) migration project requires detailed planning to ensure success. When you are ready to embark on your BRMS migration, read this technical white paper to arm yourself with the necessary information and tools for planning and implementing your move successfully.
Posted: 20 Apr 2012 | Published: 20 Apr 2012

Red Hat

Gap Analysis: The Case for Data Services
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to fully understand the need for data services in today’s organizations. Then, learn why the best approach to fulfilling your data services needs might come in form of open source SOA – a cost-effective strategy for seamlessly integrating data services into your business.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

Red Hat

Collaborative software delivery: Managing today’s complex environment to improve software quality
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Rational Team Concert software can help simplify, automate and govern the delivery process. Based on the open standards Jazz platform, it offers a lean collaborative application life cycle management (ALM) solution with integrated planning, work-item tracking, version control, build management and reporting.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

CRX 2.2 from Adobe—the development platform for today’s complex, content environment
sponsored by Adobe Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this comprehensive white paper on Adobe CRX to learn how this enterprise content management (ECM) platform provides developers with a stable, open, well-documented and extensible content and query model.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Adobe Systems, Inc.

VMware Delivers a Modern Approach to Data Management: Solutions Brief
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Existing approaches to data management prevent many businesses from harnessing the value of the huge volumes of data generated by today's Web-oriented, virtualized, real-time applications. Read this paper to learn how to meet increasing demands for immediate information with the modern data management products of the VMware vFabric platform.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

VMware, Inc.

Fulfilling the Lean Software Promise: Building and Running Spring Applications on VMware vFabric tc Server
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Lean software development and deployment should figure prominently in every organization’s IT strategy. The growing pervasiveness of virtual and cloud environments makes the need even more urgent.  Read this paper to learn why your peers are replacing JEE containers with lean, lightweight application servers - and what you can gain from the move.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 10 Feb 2012

VMware, Inc.

Working With Open Source Companies
sponsored by FuseSource
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses several key differences between closed and open source software vendor management, providing advice for managing your deployments and investments in open source technologies.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 14 Nov 2007

FuseSource

How To Use Open Source Safely In The Enterprise
sponsored by FuseSource
WHITE PAPER: Deploying open source projects safely and successfully in an enterprise environment requires thorough understanding and careful evaluation of each project. Read this paper to learn about the benefits, defining characteristics, and requirements for enterprise use of open source software technology.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 31 Oct 2010

FuseSource

JBoss Enterprise Middleware, by Red Hat: Technical Support Services Leader
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the features of JBoss Enterprise Middleware and highlights technical and customer support as the key characteristic that sets this middleware apart from the competition.
Posted: 03 Nov 2011 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Red Hat
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OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): … Also see Open Source. Open source software (OSS) refers to software that is developed, tested, or improved through public collaboration and distributed with the idea that the must be shared with others, ensuring an open future collaboration. The collaborative experience of many developers, especially those in the academic environment, in developing various versions of the UNIX operating system, Richard Stallman's idea of Free Software Foundation, and the desire of users to freely choose among a number of products - all of these led to the Open Source movement and the approach to developing and distributing programs as open source software.
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