Open Source

BVMTech is an active member and supporter of the open source software (OSS) community. When coupled with proven RUP development best practices, - this enables clients to improve the effectiveness of their IT organizations.

In today's budget-constrained environment, OSS is receiving more attention than ever. This success is prompting senior IT leaders to move beyond OSS development tools, and consider how their companies can stretch their IT dollars by using other OSS in development, test, and production environments.

BVMTech recognizes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to using OSS for large IT organizations. Staff skills, economic considerations, system reliability, procurement process, legal requirements, and operations support all need to be carefully evaluated before going down the OSS path.

BVMTech helps IT organizations to:
  • Assess the economic benefits of OSS
  • Assess various organizational impacts, including procurement processes, staff skills and training, operations support, and intellectual property issues
  • Create a roadmap to move from an environment of commercial software to some level of OSS
  • Determine if and where OSS is appropriate throughout the development life cycle. There are classes of applications that will require full-featured commercial products, but OSS could be an option during the development and test stages of the life cycle
  • Evaluate various commercial and OSS software options at every level of the stack, including OSS, databases, application servers, Web services, middleware, and development tools