100+ Free and Open Source Software to Enhance Productivity and Reduce Costs

by March 3, 2016 0 comments

It is a complete myth that each organisation out there could practically think of running its entire enterprise network using free and open source software. Yes, they probably could but only if they employ geeks within their IT team or if they are working on developing some open source application. So, let’s look at free and open source software from a realistic angle and based on ground reality. Yes, people are enthusiastic about saving software costs but they probably are more comfortable and feel more secure in using free software in parts rather than adopt a wholesome approach. So, this story more or less borders on offering practical advice about the free tools available that could help you in reducing costs within the various segments of your business processes.

For organisations keen on manage their cloud infrastructure, we discuss 10 tools for Cloud Infrastructure and Management that help you build, manage and monitor networks of virtual machines, private or hybrid clouds, tweak and track cloud services and much more.

From project tracking to email scheduling to office productivity suites, we discuss the popular productivity tools that you can install to satiate your needs. These software allow users to assign tasks to people, set milestones, schedule events on a calendar, use discussion boards, and track time spent on tasks. You can fire up online meetings, host webinars, and share your screen. This includes Skype integration, conference lines, and one click recording and sharing. The in-built analytics lets you know how your users interact with your content at the meeting.

Using free mobile CRMs, you can navigate the entire ERP and CRM system, modify your views, check inventory availability at multiple locations and create new sales orders. You can also deploy them on the cloud, on-premise, or with a hybrid combination.

The social media marketing tools are designed to manage social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Their best feature is ‘scheduling’ which allows you to pre-post content to go out at specific times of the day whether you’re around or not.

Building an ecommerce platform for businesses has become easier over the years anda merchant can also develop his own eCommerce platform by using Open-source solutions. Open source not only minimizes the cost of building your eCommerce portal but also offers customizability, scalability, and communities of developers to assist new merchants.

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