Entries for the ‘Software Design’ Category

How Free is Open-Source Software?

I recently discussed an interesting issue with a long term client:  Why should we pay recurring royalty fees to a commercial software vendor when we could replace the commercial software subsystem used in our product with free open-source software? A previous post, Commercial or Open-Source Software?  Lowering the Cost of SNMP Applications Development, reviewed the “build […]

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Product Evaluation: DMH Software’s SNMPv3 SDK

Every so often I have the opportunity to evaluate a software developers kit (SDK) targeted for use in network and services management applications. I recently evaluated the SNMPv3 Advanced SNMP Agent SDK offered by DMH Software.   A product profile and evaluation synopsis follow. Product Profile DMH Software sells a software developers kit consisting of an […]

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Commercial or Open-Source Software? Lowering the Cost of SNMP Applications Development

In a world of commercial and open source software toolkits, how can we best identify and select the option lowering the cost of developing SNMP Agent and SNMP Manager applications? The goal in selecting an SNMP developers’ toolkit is to find the most cost effective means to accelerate development and realize successful project completion. During […]

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Reduced Cost, Reduced Risk: Information Modeling Before Enterprise MIB Design

In our current business economy development schedules are short and project budgets constrained. When a software project involves the design of Enterprise MIB modules, there is a tried and true approach to reducing associated cost and risk factors. This valuable design approach leverages the practical wisdom and lessons-learned from the development of more than 250 […]

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