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[05/11/2015] Keensight Capital supports Smile in its planned acquisition of Open Wide

Smile, the leading European expert in the integration of open source solutions, has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of the company Open Wide.

[21/07/2015] Smile, 1st partner of Ansible in France

Ansible, based in North Carolina, USA, has developed an innovative and open source solution of IT automation. The solution Ansible is very powerful, enabling the management of complex configurations and industrializing deployments for a result "DevOps made simple".

[06/01/2014] Smile strengthens and changes its majority stakeholders

Keensight Capital, one of the leading players in European Growth Equity, is becoming the majority shareholder of Smile, the first expert in Europe for open source solutions, alongside its management and its historic investor, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (with Cabestan Capital Fund), who also participated in this transaction.

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[28/01/15]

DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, ... are booming, driven by the dynamic of Docker and the many open source solutions like Ansible, Puppet. But what good is all this? ...
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[24/11/14]

It's official, Magento have just launched its new enterprise version 1.14.1 this thursday november 13th 2014. For this new enterprise edition, outside the classics bug fixes, Magento have choosed to invest on the merchandizing features. [...]

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[15/08/11]

Nuxeo has integrated reporting functionalities into its solution with BIRT.
BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) enables the creation of reports for web applications via a graphic design interface. This is an open source project with a particularly active community. BIRT integrates well into customised applications to meet report generation needs and it can also be integrated with open source decision making tools like Pentaho and SpagoBI. [...]

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[15/08/11]

The small world of e-commerce has been in turmoil since last week’s announcement of the 100% acquisition of Magento by the giant eBay. For the past week, the wildest suppositions have abounded on the net as to the future of what has in record time become the benchmark for open source e-commerce platforms. Some have even predicted the imminent demise of the solution. Well then? Is it time to bury Magento? We’ve provided some food for thought on this subject below... [...]

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[15/08/11]

On 16 and 17 June, the traditional eZ Publish conference was held, an edition which the general consensus held to be one of its best. It must be said that the programme was terrific, with speeches by renowned figures and an appealing schedule of activities. The technical and entrepreneurial community came out in force with no fewer than 230 participants in attendance! [...]

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[10/08/11]

Although we might have thought that all resources would be focused on the next major version (officially announced during Developers Paradise 2011), in fact Magento’s developers have continued to announce major new functionalities for Community 1.6 and Enterprise 1.11. Judge for yourselves... [...]

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[10/08/11]

In our white paper on Open Source e-commerce solutions, we explained how RBS Change can be a real asset combining CMS and e-commerce. On 15 July, the Strasbourg based vendor released version 3.5 of its solution, which merits our close attention. [...]

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[09/08/11]

On Wednesday, 29 June, PrestaShop invited its partners to an evening of presentations on the e-commerce solution and its future. A report on the event. [...]

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[21/07/11]

BPM projects are more difficult than other IT projects and represent an additional risk because of their direct impact on the company's organization. Here are all the key points of a BPM project.
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[09/05/11]

Last week, Smile showcased 3 Open Source frameworks to create cross-platform mobile applications: PhoneGap, Rhodes, and Titanium. In the review, we listed the main advantages of the 3 competitors and for Titanium in particular, we highlighted the sad lack of an IDE and a step-by-step debugger. [...]

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