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 Strategy
  • 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: 1420
  • 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: 145
  • 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: 114
  • 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: 55
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 75
  • 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: 385
  • 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: 179
  • 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: 563
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 202
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 618
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 409
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 259
  • 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: 309
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 348
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 2239
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Demand Insights: The SMB Software Market 2010

    Small And Medium-Size Businesses Are Defying Gravity

    Small and medium-size businesses (SMBs), like their enterprise brethren, are shifting their technology focus from IT to business technology (BT). As their focus on business solutions — as...

    • Downloads: 1031
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Mall Of Google

    The Internet Ad Giant Shifts Emphasis To Include Enterprise IT

    Open source is no longer a "don't ask, don't tell" secret in enterprise application development shops: Increased executive awareness and evolving open source business models are leading shops to...

    • Downloads: 632
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Implementing Finds Success When Fit To Purpose And Focused On People

    A decade ago, promised a free and accessible productivity suite to rival Microsoft Office. By enterprise market share standards it's far from the success once envisioned. But for...

    • Downloads: 382
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Communications: The Next Decade

    Ten Trends That Will Shape Unified Communications And Collaboration

    Enterprise communications will continue to undergo significant changes during the next decade, as multimodal cloud services invade traditional communication products and services. Today's...

    • Downloads: 2206
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Take Advantage Of New Ways To Save Money On Database Costs

    Today, databases and related infrastructure have grown to become a significant part of most IT budgets, and continued growth in the volume of data and the number of database applications threatens to...

    • Downloads: 892
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Microsoft Ups The ALM Ante With Its Bet On Teamprise

    Expect VS 2010 To Accelerate The Shakeout In The Application Life-Cycle Management Market

    Microsoft's Team Foundation Server (TFS) has proven very popular with .NET developers but not so much with Eclipse developers. This presents a problem for Microsoft, because many of its largest...

    • Downloads: 355
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Open Source eCommerce Solutions: Truths And Myths

    Is Using An Open Source eCommerce Platform Solution Right For Your Business?

    Open source eCommerce solutions are gaining the attention of eCommerce business and technology leaders, who are curious about their viability and applicability to their business needs. While open...

    • Downloads: 837
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Software Budgets And Initiatives

    Consolidation, Modernization, And Collaboration Are Top Software Priorities

    Budgeting and planning season is right around the corner, and an armful of new and unproven technologies and software initiatives promise to change the way IT conducts its business. IT organizations...

    • Downloads: 647
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Demand Insights: The SMB Software Market

    Where Small And Medium-Size Businesses Are Investing

    Small and medium-size businesses' (SMBs') software priorities, investment levels, vendor relationships, buying processes, and use of IT differ significantly from large enterprises'. Technology...

    • Downloads: 991
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of SMB Software: 2009

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    This document gives highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) via our Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America...

    • Downloads: 997