(Usage Goal) Open source enterprise software
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While open source software is most often used by IT professionals -- operating system, middleware, DBMS, system administration, development tools -- it has yet to be recognized in areas where business professional are the primary users. This covers areas such as:
- Office suite
- User management
- Workflow management
- Customer relation management
The objective of this activity is to proactively manage use OSS enterprise solutions either community or enterprise releases in business-oriented areas.
As open source becomes mainstream it goes well beyond operating systems and development tools, it increasingly finds its way into the upper layers of the information systems, well into the business applications. It is relevant to identify what OSS applications are successfully used to meet the needs of the organisation and how they can become an organisation's cost-saving preferred choice. It is also relevant to define policies for the selection of open source business application software.
- A policy for the selection of open source business application software is drafted
- The Activity produces a list of recommended OSS to address pending needs in business applications.
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