Open Source Strategy

Within organizations considering the use of open source, an open source strategy consists of two parts: 1) Open source assessment: Firms have mastered commercial software procurement, with entire departments dedicated to assessing products and vendors and negotiating license and payment terms. Open source products require the same level of due diligence. 2) Open source engagement: Before deploying an open source product or letting developers contribute to an open source project, firms should establish policies for support, assessment, and contribution. Within software companies, open source strategy refers to how these companies can gain adoption of their products through the promotion of open source licensing.

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  • Open Source
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q2 2016

    Mitaka Summit Quantifies Enterprise Adoption And Focuses On Usability

    Cloud computing is a linchpin of a digital business. While the major public cloud providers have their own proprietary platforms, hybrid services that include private cloud favor the OpenStack...

    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Big Data Security Strategies For Hadoop Enterprise Data Lakes

      Apply Zero Trust To Your Big Data Security Strategy

      The crown jewels must be protected. Data stored in Hadoop is no exception. As application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals rush to build data lakes using Hadoop, they often do so without...

      • Downloads: 81
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Open Source Powers Enterprise Digital Transformation

      CIOs Need To Embrace Open Source Software To Drive Change

      Open source is not just of interest to researchers, startups, or small businesses. The modern enterprise embraces open source capabilities to accelerate its digital transformation efforts, and open...

      • Downloads: 96
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016

      Elasticity, Automation, And Pay-As-You-Go Compel Enterprise Adoption Of Hadoop In The Cloud

      "We want to do Hadoop in the cloud." That's what we increasingly hear from enterprises that have successfully run on-premises Hadoop proof-of-concepts. CIOs charge their enterprise architecture (EA)...

      • Downloads: 133
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report:Brief: The World's Largest Market Needs Open Source Technology

      Organizations Must Strategically Adopt Open Source Software To Thrive In China

      To fully reap the benefits of open source software (OSS), organizations must do more than adopt software components on a per-project basis. OSS has become critical to cost-effectively increasing...

      • Downloads: 68
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Brief: Apache Spark On IBM Z Systems Can Reveal Immediate Insights From Transactions

      Apache Spark aficionados are in for a real shock. Wait for it . . . Apache Spark now runs on IBM's z Systems mainframe computer. That means Spark runs on the same place as many of the world's largest...

      • Downloads: 63
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Developer Conferences Speed Your Transition To Modern Application Development

      Which Conferences Should Developers Attend In 2016?

      To meet their customers' growing expectations for outstanding apps, companies need top developers who keep up with rapidly evolving technology trends. Conferences expose developers to emerging...

      • Downloads: 114
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Brief: Understanding Spark's Real Place In The Hadoop Landscape

      What CIOs Need To Know About Spark And Its Role In Their Data Strategies

      For many CIOs, Hadoop appears almost synonymous with the broader theme of big data. More recently, Spark has begun to attract interest, partly as an alternative to Hadoop's initial dependence on...

      • Downloads: 184
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Distributions, Q1 2016

      Five Top Vendors Have Significantly Improved Their Offerings

      Hadoop is data's darling for a reason — it thoroughly disrupts the economics of data, analytics, and data-driven applications. Enterprise adoption is mandatory for firms that wish to double-down on...

      • Downloads: 483
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Brief: Leverage OpenStack To Fuel Your Cloud Strategy

      The Dynamics Of The OpenStack Market In China

      OpenStack is a rapidly evolving open source cloud platform that has become a popular choice for private cloud in China. Local firms have successfully adopted the platform and an ecosystem of...

      • Downloads: 101
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q4 2015

      The Liberty Summit Focused On Incremental Improvements And Reassurance

      The OpenStack Foundation hosts a semi-annual release summit to provide a mix of end user stories, release updates, and OpenStack deep-dive sessions. Last week's Tokyo summit drew a crowd of over...

      • Downloads: 112
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Brief: IBM Acquires StrongLoop

      What It Means To IBM, Enterprise Applications, And The Future Of Software Development

      On September 10, 2015, IBM announced the acquisition of StrongLoop, a company that builds products and delivers services around Node.js. A JavaScript environment built around the V8 JS engine,...

      • Downloads: 75
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Brief: OpenStack Is Now Ready For Business

      Robust Technology And A Strong Community Make This Open Source Cloud A Good Choice For Powering New Enterprise Applications

      The open source cloud computing project OpenStack has come a long way since NASA and Rackspace launched it in 2010. Backed by leading technology infrastructure providers including Cisco, Dell, EMC,...

      • Downloads: 260
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Should There Be A Cloud Foundry In Your Future?

      Awareness Runs High, But Few Understand The Rewards And Risks Of This Cloud Platform Choice

      The Cloud Foundry platform has all of the hallmarks of success: It has proven effective in speeding application delivery, is available as open source, is backed by HP, IBM, Intel, SAP, and VMware, is...

      • Downloads: 311
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:SQL-For-Hadoop: 14 Capable Solutions Reviewed

      SQL Is The Fastest, Easiest Way To Get Value From Relational Data In Hadoop

      There's a new dynamic duo in big data town: SQL and Hadoop. If you think this an unlikely combination, think twice. Enterprises have gobs of structured and semi-structured data generated by all sorts...

      • Downloads: 261
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report:SQL-For-Hadoop: Critical Technology For Customer-Obsessed Firms

      Which Type Of SQL-For-Hadoop Will Help You Turn Customer Obsession Into Reality?

      To help your firm become customer-obsessed, you must supply your business partners with access to the data they need to understand customers. Although they're attracted to Hadoop's low cost and...

      • Downloads: 186
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report:Brief: An Elastic Analytics Platform

      SQL-For-Hadoop Foreshadows A Next-Generation Platform For Elastic Analytics On Big Data

      A majority of global firms will likely have implemented Hadoop by the end of 2015, and most will probably exploit at least one solution to execute structured queries against the data they store...

      • Downloads: 229
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Case Study: Reliant Innovates With Open Source Software

      Retailers that want to accept credit cards need to demonstrate that their systems comply with the payment card industry (PCI) data security standard. But implementing PCI compliance can be expensive,...

      • Downloads: 72
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:The State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q2 2015

      Standards Bodies And Open Source Foundations Learn To Play Nice

      Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in. Applications, products, and...

      • Downloads: 421
    • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

      Report:Brief: Open Source BPM Finally Makes The Leap Into The Mainstream

      Enterprise architects are currently leading large-scale implementations of business process management (BPM) solutions, spending millions of dollars each year to automate and transform enterprisewide...

      • Downloads: 248
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Quick Take: Microsoft Attracts Developers Through Choice, Scale, And Imagination

      Developer conferences are among the hottest technology events these days, selling out in days if not hours. Developers willingly queue up to get the latest information on core platform technologies...

      • Downloads: 168
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Best Practices: Adopt Open Source Software To Improve Development Effectiveness

      Open source software (OSS) is increasingly ubiquitous as application development professionals look to trim enterprise software costs while simultaneously creating new, modern applications. OSS seeps...

      • Downloads: 1785
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report:Quick Take: Microsoft Open Sources .NET

      Support For Linux And OS X Mark Big Bets On Azure And Modern Applications

      Microsoft just took the wraps off a set of announcements and updates to the .NET framework, Visual Studio development tools, and Azure cloud services. These announcements include contributing major...

      • Downloads: 183
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q4 2014

      With Its Juno Release, OpenStack Is Getting Boring — Good!

      With cloud computing influencing so much of your BT agenda, you're paying significant attention to the OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud platform. As an infrastructure and operations...

      • Downloads: 139
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Quick Take: Brocade Launches Networking's First Commercial Open Source Software

      Brocade Releases The Vyatta Controller Built On OpenDaylight Source Code

      On September 22, 2014, Brocade released its software-defined controller, Vyatta Controller, which officially brings open source software (OSS) from the networking shadows into the mainstream network...

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