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Open Source Enterprise Systems: Towards a Viable Alternative

Dreiling, Alexander, Klaus, Helmut, Rosemann, Michael, & Wyssusek, Boris (2005) Open Source Enterprise Systems: Towards a Viable Alternative. In Sprague, R (Ed.) 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 3 January - 6 January 2005, Hawaii, Waikoloa Village.

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    Abstract

    Enterprise systems are located within the antinomy of appearing as generic product, while being means of multiple integrations for the user through configuration and customisation. Technological and organisational integrations are defined by architectures and standardised interfaces. Until recently, technological integration of enterprise systems has been supported largely by monolithic architectures that were designed, and maintained by the respective developers. From a technical perspective, this approach had been challenged by the suggestion of component-based enterprise systems that would allow for a more user-focused system through strict modularisation. Lately, the product nature of software as proprietary item has been questioned through the rapid increase of open source programs that are being used in business computing in general, and also within the overall portfolio that makes up enterprise systems. This suggests the potential for altered technological and commercial constellations for the design of enterprise systems, which are presented in different scenarios. The technological and commercial decomposition of enterprise software and systems may also address some concerns emerging from the users’ experience of those systems, and which may have arisen from their proprietary or product nature.

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    ID Code: 24944
    Item Type: Conference Paper
    Keywords: Information System Development; Open Source
    DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2005.473
    ISBN: 0-7695-2268-8
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 IEEE
    Deposited On: 18 Jun 2009 00:49
    Last Modified: 09 Mar 2012 02:37

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