Enterprise Cloud Computing Track at Cloud Expo
Objectivity, Inc., a provider of distributed, scalable data management
solutions, has announced the availability of their Eclipse Connected Data
Objects (CDO) Model Repository store plug-in, to be distributed through
Eclipse.org starting March 22. The CDO Objectivity store gives the Eclipse
community simple, pluggable access to their high-performance, distributed,
scalable, NoSQL data solution, with significantly less development time and
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The Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) is the popular development and modeling
platform used by Java developers and the open source community to build tools
and applications based on a structured data model. The CDO is a distributed
shared model framework for EMF models and meta models that can easily
leverage ... (more)
The VoiceCon 2010 event, now called, “Enterprise Connect!” is underway
this week from Orlando, Florida; broadcasting keynotes from Avaya, Cisco,
IBM, Microsoft and Siemens, which you can watch for free on VoiceCon TV.
As I mentioned previously, in my last unified communications blog post,
“Telepresence – The Face of the Cloud“, the 2010 UC dance gets more
interesting (and complicated) with each passing day. As businesses continue
to seek out ways to cut costs, and gain efficiencies, unified communications,
and cloud computing, continue to provide alternatives for enterprises of a... (more)
Three months after publicly starting down the road to imprint its NDA on the
cloud by establishing a large-scale open source cloud platform called
OpenStack free for anybody to use, Rackspace Hosting, its BFF NASA and a
reportedly growing OpenStack community made their first official code drop
The milestone is called Austin - they're doing this alphabetically so
presumably they have a ways to go - and it includes the all-important Amazon
EC2-challenging OpenStack Compute provisioning engine that's supposed to
blend the best of the Rackspace Cloud Servers widgetry that ... (more)
Leading Canadian pizza chain Pizza Nova has been satisfying hungry appetites
with authentic Italian cuisine since 1963. When the time had come for an IT
upgrade, they hoped to improve communications, increase efficiencies and save
money at the same time. To acheive all this, they tapped restaurant point of
sale software developer Volante Systems and their Pizza POS solution to do
Volante's enterprise POS software is currently installed in 13 of 120 Pizza
Nova restaurants, with plans to implement the software throughout the chain
by two to three stores per month.
Derek Singleton at SoftwareAdvice.com has written an interesting article
entitled Can Open Source ERP Succeed? He brought up some of the hurdles for
the adoption of open source ERP software.
Having developed open source ERP and CRM for over five years now, I’d like
to ask a different question: Can Open Source make ERP better?
The ERP Challenge
To answer this, we need to look first at the fundamental challenges of
business applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP):
They’re complicated. Businesses are complicated, so ERP, which must be
support all the functions of a b... (more)
Open source software has probably been the biggest driver of complex software
solutions in the last decade. Access to a large variety of quality,
peer-reviewed software has accelerated product development, reduced product
introduction intervals and lowered the costs for producers of software and
for those of us who leverage third-party software in our projects.
Many of us have heard about the trouble that organizations have come across
when using open source improperly... remember Cisco/Linksys, Katzer, and the
BusyBox chronicles? You may think that your organization is safe becau... (more)