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While Open Source solutions such as Linux, Firefox, MySql, or Java have long been of high reputation and are widely used, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) applications is more recent. ERP applications are strategic for companies. This explains why it took longer to adopt the Open Source model. It is very likely that the current crisis has accelerated the current phenomenon, nevertheless, Open Source ERPs would not meet this vigor in the success without proven intrinsic qualities. Here is an inventory of this market, realized from the white paper published by SMILE, an......

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Many companies are bombarded with menacing ads implying that investing in an eCommerce site is the only way to avoid a sure business death.  Unfounded threat or reality? Some answers can be found in eMarketer reports and the monthly eCommerce index from CEFRIO (financed by the Ministère du développement économique et de l’innovation). While eMarketer is forecasting a 16.4 Billion dollars market in 2009 (a 6.5% increase over 2008), CEFRIO is measuring a solid growth in the number of cyber buyers and associated revenue in Quebec....

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One of the major conclusions of a 2007 Aberdeen Research Report is that “invariably the most substantial reason for companies to implement ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is that without it, staying competitive is a practical impossibility”...

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The CEFRIO, has just published the last eCommerce index. Over one year, the number of eCommerce buyers has increased by 66% while eCommerce revenue has grown by 35% (reaching 233 million dollars). In november, 20% of Quebec adults have made a purchase on the Internet...

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