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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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Migrate From Unix To Linux In Six Steps
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: CIOs are increasingly aware that the Linux® platform offers a low-risk, robust, and value-for-money alternative to traditional UNIX® platforms. This whitepaper will list and describe a simple, six-step process for migrating from UNIX to Linux.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

CIO Guide: The Strategic Value of MySQL
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a model whereby CIOs can reduce their database costs significantly by adopting a heterogeneous database architecture and implement MySQL for a large part of their business critical and operational applications.
Posted: 05 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

8 Questions You Should Ask About Linux Systems Management
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: IT organizations are always looking for ways to save money and time without compromising on issues like security or compliance. Exploring the value of your systems management solution is a lot easier when you know the right questions to ask. We have a few suggestions for how to get started.
Posted: 29 Jul 2009 | Published: 28 Jul 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Integrating Data in the Information System, an Open Source Approach
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: This White Paper describes a number of real-life applications and databases interoperability scenarios and explains how an Open Source approach helps in solving interoperability challenges. Read this paper to learn more about successfully connecting new technology deployments with existing infrastructure.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Published: 28 Jul 2009

Talend

Open Sesame: Why Open Source BI, Data Integration, and Data Warehousing Solutions are Gaining in Acceptance - by Dr Claudia Imhoff
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the challenges faced by organizations today regarding their BI, data integration, and data warehousing environments, why traditional solutions fall short, and the rise of upstart open source companies. Read on to learn more about open source BI, data integration, and data warehousing solutions.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Published: 28 Jun 2009

Talend

A Guide to Lower Database TCO
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how organizations such as Sabre Holdings, Cox Communications, and NASA have improved database reliability, performance and TCO using MySQL. You'll also see how these techniques can apply in your organization.
Posted: 24 Jul 2009 | Published: 07 May 2008

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems: Architected for Open, Simple, and Scalable Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Traditional NAS appliances have fallen short due to the proprietary nature of their software and the special-purpose nature of underlying hardware. By using open technologies, Oracle's Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems avoid the constraints, pitfalls, and costs of traditional storage appliances.
Posted: 23 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Red Hat Service-Oriented Architecture
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Red Hat can alleviate common infrastructure problems by moving organizations toward service-oriented architectures (SOA). High-quality, low-cost, SOA-enabled solutions from Red Hat and JBoss let customers focus their resources on the applications and business processes that differentiate their business and give them a competitive advantage.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 16 Jul 2009

Red Hat

The Perfect Storm - Why Now Is The Time For Open Source
sponsored by Red Hat and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Open source is recognized for its ease of use, high performance, and affordability, especially amidst turbulent economic conditions. The high value of open source, coupled with economic and organizational pressure, represents a "perfect storm" for CIOs, giving them the opportunity to deploy high-performing, cost-effective open source solutions.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Red Hat and Intel

11 Questions Every CIO Should Ask Their IT Manager
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: What is your IT really costing you? Could you be doing more with the technology you have? Could you reduce costs and provide better service to your organization? Read Red Hat's suggestions on "11 Questions Every CIO Should Ask Their IT Manager", and how Red Hat open source solutions can help.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 10 Jun 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Open Source in the Next Computing Wave
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: The current economic climate is forcing more systematic thinking about costs in general, including those associated with overall complexity and the security and resiliency of large distributed infrastructures. These trends intersect in powerful ways; a new wave of computing is gathering momentum as a result. And open source is playing a major role.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Streamlining Sales Processes to Boost Performance: Five best practices for optimizing the sales pipeline
sponsored by SugarCRM Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When chosen wisely and used appropriately, technology can have a positive impact on both the sales process management and the results of managing the sales effort more efficiently. SugarCRM can remedy the gap in four crucial areas. And it does so very economically, avoiding a fifth mistake, spending more money than you have to in order to improve.
Posted: 02 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

SugarCRM Inc.

Hitting Your Numbers: Creating Sales Excellence with Commercial Open Source CRM
sponsored by SugarCRM Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A CRM system can help drive sales performance, so the decision of which CRM provider is right for your sales organization is very important. This paper discusses the benefits of having SugarCRM® as your CRM provider and how it is based on commercial open source software, which gives the product a variety of benefits over other CRM providers.
Posted: 02 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

SugarCRM Inc.

Deploying IBM® Lotus® Domino® on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: This Red Hat reference guide will show step by step how to properly deploy IBM® Lotus® Domino® on an Enterprise Linux server.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Collaboration Without Boundaries: IBM Lotus Domino 8 and Open Collaboration Client Solution Powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: The cost of downtime can be enormous, even catastrophic. IBM and Red Hat have a single, security-rich collaboration and messaging platform that makes it simple, easy, and affordable to improve organizational productivity and effectiveness.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Oracle Unbreakable Linux: True Enterprise-Quality Linux Support
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for tips on selecting the best support approach for your IT shop's Linux platform. You'll learn about various options and the essential components of a successful support system.
Posted: 17 Dec 2008 | Published: 17 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Unbreakable Linux: An Overview
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews support programs that address common problems on three Linux architectures: x86, x86-64, and Linux Itanium. Learn how to execute bug fixes and lower the risk of applying patches.
Posted: 17 Dec 2008 | Published: 17 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Collaborative Reporting Architecture
sponsored by Actuate
WHITE PAPER: The Collaborative Reporting Architecture represents a breakthrough in BI by bringing not only technology, but also the principals of open source development, into reporting applications of any size and complexity.
Posted: 21 Jul 2008 | Published: 05 Oct 2007

Actuate

The Oracle Database Administrator of Tomorrow: The Impact of New Technologies
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: As new technologies become more widely adopted, your role as a database administrator (DBA) will change. This paper outlines the common challenges you face, the critical tasks you perform, and examines the trends will impact your role as a DBA.
Posted: 23 Jun 2008 | Published: 23 Jun 2008

Dell Software

6 Myths about Open Source
sponsored by Ingres
WHITE PAPER: There has long been concern that open source is a niche IT option, unable to support mission-critical applications, and that any update to the code is unregulated. This white paper challenges these concerns.
Posted: 03 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Ingres

Delivering Business Intelligence with Open Source Software
sponsored by Ingres
WHITE PAPER: The high cost and complexity of the business intelligence technical infrastructure has inhibited adoption for many companies. This paper considers how fully functional, usable and industrial strength Open Source solutions have made BI more accessible.
Posted: 03 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Ingres

From PoC to Production: Why Ingres® Should Power Your Next Application
sponsored by Ingres
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses open source solutions that power either a fully open source solution stack, a turnkey ISV solution or a custom application throughout the product lifecycle, from proof-of-concept to a robust, scalable production deployment.
Posted: 03 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Ingres

SUSE® Linux Enterprise Desktop: Decreasing Your Total Cost of Ownership
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and find out how it stacks up against Windows Vista.
Posted: 19 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Novell, Inc.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 General Overview
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was released in early 2007. Learn about its enhanced level of capabilities and new levels of performance, scalability and security.
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Red Hat and JBoss

Open Source and Virtualization: Twin Trends to Drive Customer Value
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization is one of the hottest topics in IT. This white paper provides an introduction to virtualization and explores the relationship between virtualization and open source and its effect on user control and efficiency.
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Red Hat and JBoss
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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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