Open Source Customization

Open Source Customization and Integration

Require a flexible, customizable software product to serve your needs in this fast changing business world? Need to use the latest technological solutions at an affordable charge? A “yes” to all these questions implies that you have arrived at the right place. WebSoftNET Technologies specializes in integrating open source software.

Now, what is Open Source software?

Open Source Software, abbreviated as OSS, is a name given to the computer software that allows the users to utilize, modify and amend the software, to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form. Open source gives you the benefit of design, development and distribution providing accessibility to the source of a product. However, integration of Open Source Software demands thorough knowledge in the open source software market. It also requires ample experience in software development.

WebSoftNET Technologies’s open source software integration service enables you to enjoy complete advantage of collaborative software development that turns open-source software more stable, flexible and cost-effective in comparison to commercial products. The Open Source Integration services of WebSoftNET Technologies aims at assisting the companies to enjoy maximum return on software investment enabling them to reduce costs, accelerate development process and upgrade performance.

Open source services provided by WebSoftNET Technologies

WebSoftNET Technologies is one of the pioneers in open source application implementations & support. We offers our exclusive Open Source Integration service to the corporations requiring high quality, on-time and affordable open source deployments. Through the various open source applications, WebSoftNET Technologies aids to uplift user productivity, streamline business processes over your company.

Girded with a huge expertise in Open Source Software, WebSoftNET Technologies offers:

  • Open Source Software integration
  • Maintenance and support
  • Open Source Software integration consulting
  • Migration to Open Source Software

Advantages of using Opensource Software

Open Source Software has significant advantages when compared to the commercial products. The benefits of using Open Source software have been explicated hereunder:

Cost

Using most of the current Open Source projects does not entitle you to any fee or royalty. This makes many people to term it a “free software”. But unfortunately, the English language does not recognize separate ideas for “free-of-charge” and “free” as implied in the word “unconstrained”. Exponents of free software licences usually emphasize freedom over cost, though practically the chief open source projects are free in both senses of the term.
From the business standpoint, the purchase cost of software is only a single factor, the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is actually what matters. Other factors remaining equal, the solution with lowest TCO is generally what is desirable. Statements favoring low TCO for open source software are:

  • Probably no purchase price
  • Potentially no requirement to account for copies in use, bringing down administrative overhead.
  • Claimed less requirement for regular upgrades (offering lower/zero upgrade fees, reduced management costs)
  • Claimed extensive uptimes and reduced requirement for costly systems administrators
  • Not vulnerable to viruses removing the requirement for virus checking, downtime and data loss
  • Less vulnerable to security breaches and hack attempts lowering systems administration load

Auditability

Auditability is considered to be one of the many benefits of Open Source software. Closed-source software compels its users to have faith in the trader while claims are made for qualities like adherence to standards, security, flexibility, freedom from backdoors in the face of prospective changes. Those claims simple remain claims in case the source code is unavailable. The publication of the source code assures the users of the software that there is some basis for those claims.

Whether this adopts the form of a cursory and informal inspection or more stringent auditing, it is clear that third party inspection is not possible without access to the source. Now the industry does not assert on third party inspection, but it is possible that as open source patterns become more popular then expectations of audits will move upward.

Flexibility and Freedom

Open Source software offers further flexibility via freedom.

Freedom from a single trader:

Software traders may go out of business, and they may randomly decide to discontinue the development of a particular product. But how would your business make out if it depended on such a product? Open-source software solves your problem in this instance. It enables you to holed back not only the right to use the software you already possess, but the capacity to continue to use it according to your changing needs.

Freedom to modify your software:

You are not confined to what a particular company believes you require. Proprietary software vendors should cater for several companies, especially their own. Open-source software can be adjusted in the way you do business. It is generally within the resources of all but the smaller organizations to improve Open Source software to fit their own requirements. In case in-house development skills do not exist, a small mail to the project’s mailing list will get a suitable consultant.

Some of the open source products we are capable of handling are

  • Os Commerce
  • WordPress Customization
  • Joomla Customization
  • Mambo Customization
  • Drupal CMS Customization
  • X-Cart
  • PHPBB
  • Zen Cart Customization