category >> open-source
March 28th, 2017
Every government and public safety agency is powered by digital devices, however, many organizations lose efficiencies from so many stand-alone tools.
October 26th, 2016
Government now realizes it simply can't risk the increase of vulnerabilities involved in using legacy systems. Hybrid environments provide the stepping stone to cloud that these organizations need.
August 29th, 2016
Open source geospatial software use continues to grow, as more users realize the value it brings an organization in reducing license management and costs, preventing single vendor lock-in, and promoting interoperability. As a result, Boundless now has a number of partners and integrators who have developed both open and closed solutions on top of Boundless Suite. Building open solutions enables an organization to leverage the advantages of community participation. Namely that you aren’t maintaining your own forked code base, but are fulfilling your social obligation to share back with the community, and allowing for contributed code to live within the open source community. On the other hand, developing proprietary or closed solutions in conjunction with open source allows greater control of intellectual property.
August 3rd, 2016
The security of Open Source Software (OSS) is a frequently debated topic; questions often arise concerning what role open code plays in accessing systems, which many believe can disrupt the security fabric of the organization. However, this argument is somewhat moot because at this point in the evolution of the software industry, it’s become nearly impossible to create any significant body of software without using at least some open source software. With this said, there’s still a critical security discussion that must continue to happen around application development using a mix of custom and open source code.
July 19th, 2016
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SPAWAR) develops, delivers, and maintains communications and information access capabilities for warfighters, keeping them connected at all times across the globe. In addition to their communication tasks, SPAWAR also acts as the research and application engineering department for the Navy. In a commercial market, the faster an application can be developed and tested, the faster it can get to market and start making a profit for the company. For SPAWARSYSCEN Pacific, the Systems Center of SPAWAR, getting applications to the warfighters faster is about far more than driving a profit – it’s about saving lives.
July 7th, 2016
Some couples are simply perfect matches. They complement one another’s strengths and compensate for their faults. But perfect pairing doesn’t only exist in the dating world – in fact, they are often found in IT with open source serving as the connecting force. In the world of big data analytics, open source technologies, MongoDB and Pentaho, are a perfect match and the use cases are powerful.
June 8th, 2016
In our smartphone-carrying, information-gathering world, we want information to be delivered quickly and seamlessly, and personalized to our needs. We do not want to stand in line, sit on hold, or have to navigate through tedious dropdown menus to ultimately find general information that may or may not pertain to us.
June 1st, 2016
At Alfresco’s Content.gov event, one of the most significant discussion topics was the modernization of government’s records management systems. The legacy, proprietary record management solutions that public sector organizations have used are expensive, complex, and designed to meet only the needs of records managers. In other words, the current systems are dated and problematic for users to access and sort through.
May 18th, 2016
Cloud will continue to change rapidly over the coming years as more agencies adopt, realize cost savings, and meet agile development goals. To find success, agencies should automate and iterate processes in the cloud, especially with requests and provisioning.