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Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution
As organizations face a pressing need to rationalize the cost of enterprise software, open source business intelligence (BI) is fast becoming a viable

ad server open source  formats. An AJAX-based, thin-client, ad hoc reporting tool is also available in Pentaho's reporting suite. Reports in the ad hoc tool can be designed using the metadata layer, while the report designer, in addition to the metadata layer, can connect directly to data sources. Pentaho Dashboards provide the ability to define metrics that are important to an enterprise and deploy them using a variety of user interface features: spreadsheet-style grids, integration with Google Maps, cross-tab reports, and

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Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report

The model of IT services for Free and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers, etc. to develop, support, migrate, and implement enterprise solutions or services that are based on, or are themselves, FOSS. In addition, it supports standard criteria important to enterprise Linux rollouts or migrations. 

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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions


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