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Articles by Pete Loshin

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Thinking Critically About Open Source Software Summary
The objectives of this article are to point out how people make assumptions about software they purchase that may or may not be warranted and prompt some discussion about how to talk about software.

Topics: Open Source BI

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
08-07-2008
Metadata and Sub-Metadata Summary
Are we forgetting about the messy end of the data spectrum?

Topics: Open Source BI

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
12-06-2007
OpenID: Another Approach to Identities Summary
OpenID is an open protocol for building identity across domains. At the moment mostly aimed at the blogosphere, OpenID could be useful in the enterprise arena too as a lightweight, distributed single sign-on (SSO) system.

Topics: Open Source BI

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
11-08-2007
Open Source Software and the Curse of Plenty Summary
Overcome big budgets to successfully deploy open source business intelligence projects.

Topics: Open Source BI, Business Intelligence

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
09-13-2007
The Sky Isn't Falling Summary
After Microsoft’s announcement that their patents are being infringed by free/open source software, Linux and FOSS are getting more attention than ever from the mainstream media, and that can only be a good thing.

Topics: Open Source BI

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
08-09-2007
List and Meta-List Summary
Pete Loshin provides further material to consider when determining whether or not open source offers a viable model for usable software.

Topics: Open Source BI

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
06-07-2007
Dell, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, IBM Summary
When there's just one operating system to choose from, you don't really need to think about your choice; but lately, you have a lot of options -- and things are only getting more interesting.

Topics: Open Source BI

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
05-03-2007
Computing, Control and the Desktop Summary
Shouldn't computing be more fungible? Who is breaking the mold?

Topics: SaaS (Software as a Service), Outsourcing & Consulting

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
04-05-2007
How Software Developers are Turning Data into Knowledge Summary
This article directs your attention to three Web sites that give a glimpse into the future of business information and knowledge creation.

Topics: Open Source BI

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
02-08-2007
The Linux Liability Problem Summary
The greatest differentiator between OS vendors is no longer a question of features, function, performance, customer support, security, reliability or any feature of the product itself. The future of computing may depend on the lawyers.

Topics: Open Source BI

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
12-07-2006
Open Source, Outsourcing and Good Old-Fashioned Opportunity Summary
What does the future of open source hold for the next wave of entrepreneurs?

Topics: Open Source BI

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
11-09-2006
Why Buy Proprietary Software? Summary
Open source software is free and easy, but not always the best solution.

Topics: Open Source BI

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
10-19-2006
Opening the Business Intelligence Software Stack Summary
Understanding how interdependence, interoperability and modularity help define BI software stacks can simplify the process of incorporating open source components and reduce the overall cost of managing all enterprise BI components.

Topics: Open Source BI, Business Intelligence

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
09-14-2006
Proprietary Software and the Software Development Cycle Summary
While commercial developers must juggle marketing requirements with technical needs, open source projects are subject to a different set of constraints. Is one way better than the other?

Topics: Open Source BI

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
08-10-2006
Enterprising Linux Summary
How does a company like Red Hat win new customers when anyone, including their potential customers and competitors, can get the source code to Red Hat's flagship product, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)? And why is that an advantage, not a problem?

Topics: Open Source BI

by Pete Loshin | 0 comments
07-20-2006

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