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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  • 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,...

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  • 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: 153
  • 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: 197
  • 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: 139
  • 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: 117
  • 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: 175
  • 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,...

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  • 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: 353
  • 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: 196
  • 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: 139
  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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: 132
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: HP Acquires Eucalyptus Systems

    HP Gains Some Solid Talent, But The Technology Story Is Not Yet Revealed

    On September 11, 2014, HP announced that it will be acquiring Eucalyptus Systems, an open source cloud platform founded in 2009. This is an unexpected move for HP. Since 2010, HP has been committed...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's 10-Step Methodology For Shortlisting Business Intelligence Vendors

    Tools And Technology: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Business intelligence (BI) is a runaway locomotive that just keeps picking up more and more speed in terms of enterprise interest, adoption, and spending levels. Technology vendors caught on to this...

    • Downloads: 510
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q2 2014

    Atlanta Summit Features Icehouse Release

    Every six months, OpenStack hosts a summit to discuss its latest release while hosting its Design Summit and Ops Summit for its next release. OpenStack is the single largest open source solution in...

    • Downloads: 187
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q1 2014

    OpenStack Steps Forward To Become The New De Facto Model

    Enterprises look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in, which would mitigate these benefits. Without standardization,...

    • Downloads: 594
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Case Study: NASA Uses Open Innovation To Spur Creativity And Generate Business Value

    The International Space Apps Challenge Generates 770 Ideas In One Weekend

    NASA's role in the US federal government isn't what it used to be. The days of the space race are long finished, and Cold-War-fueled, multibillion-dollar missile programs are a distant memory. NASA's...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Trends Are Changing Records Management Technologies And Practices

    What Enterprise Architects Need To Know About The Shift From Records Management To Information Governance

    Despite two decades of electronic records management (RM) evolution, fewer than 10% of enterprises admit to high levels of confidence in their approach to the governance of digital information. The...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: IOR Transformed To Increase Business Agility

    Pragmatic Adoption Of SOA, Agile, Open Source, And Cultural Change Tactics Yielded Improved Business-IT Relationships And A More-Agile Organization

    The Vatican Bank, or Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR), transformed its application development and delivery organization over a three-year period to become: 1) agile — to respond to...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Hudson's Move To Eclipse Will Bring Continuous Integration To A Wider Corporate Audience

    Oracle's proposed contribution of the Hudson continuous integration project to the Eclipse Foundation bears further scrutiny, as Forrester expects that the reconstituted Eclipse Hudson project will...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:App Dev Teams Dispel The Compliance Boogeyman

    The Real Effects Of Compliance Defy Expectations

    Compliance does have an effect on application development and delivery — but not in the way that most people assume. In some aspects of software development, such as choice of methodology,...

    • Downloads: 313
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Sabre — A Culture Of Engagement

    Sabre's Strategic Adoption Of Open Source Brings Unexpected Cultural Benefits

    Sabre Holdings is an early adopter of Agile processes and open source technologies. The company was originally motivated to use open source as a tactic to avoid software capital costs, but along the...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Open Source Business Intelligence (BI), Q3 2010

    Actuate BIRT Leads, With Jaspersoft Enterprise, SpagoBI, Pentaho Enterprise, And Pentaho Community Close Behind

    Comparing open source BI technologies is often an apples-to-oranges comparison: 1) not all vendors include the same functionality in the free community versions of the software versus commercial open...

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