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(ôs), city (1994 pop. 62,141), North Brabant prov., S Netherlands; chartered 1399. It is a significant industrial center. Manufactures include meat products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electrical equipment, and metalware.


(1) (Open Source Software) Software that can be modified and recompiled by the user. See open source.

(2) (Operations Support Systems) An umbrella term for software that supports the telecommunications industry, but is not involved with the routine network operations of transmitting and switching data. OSS includes inventory management, CRM, middleware, performance monitoring, test & measurement and provisioning. B/OSS includes the billing. For more information, visit www.nextgenerationservices.com.
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Evaluates the state of OSS adoption by region, industry vertical, and technology stack.
Eugene Dennis boasted in a June 1942 message to Stalin's Bulgarian puppet-dictator Georgi Dimitrov about all of the agents that had been placed in the OSS.
they already use OSS: the larger they are, the more likely they are to use a wide range of OSS offerings
Product management personnel concerned with the impact of OSS and BSS systems on next generation application and services rollout such as IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and technology and/or application frameworks or platforms
Their core value in end-to-end solutions for inventory and service provisioning will ultimately be required to bridge TMF-based OSS with the ETSI-TISPAN NGN network.
The panel will consist of AJ Musgrove, Director, Business Transformation & CTO for TELUS; Shira Levine, Senior OSS Analyst, IDC; and NetCracker's Sanjay Mewada.
The flagship OSS product, HP TeMIP Software, is deployed with 220 customers and supports recent key industry standards such as NGOSS, OSS through Java (OSS-J), Multi-Technology Network Management and 3GPP.
Using standards-based interfaces, Juniper Networks routers and HP OpenView OSS software exchange detailed network, application and customer information in real-time, giving network operators unmatched knowledge of their network performance.
The transition of C-COR SAM and SPM products to Sigma and agreement to co-promote OSS solutions provide our customers with a complete consolidation of provisioning solutions," said Tim Spencer, Sigma Systems President & COO.
Billing World & OSS Today magazine is proud to present the 2006 Excellence Awards to the companies who are driving innovation and positive ROI in the billing and OSS/BSS industries," said Jill Morgan, publisher of Billing World & OSS Today magazine.
CAMBRIDGE, England -- The global market for business and operational support systems (BSS/OSS) is starting to climb out of recession as telecoms service providers begin to invest in back-office systems to support convergent next-generation services, according to a new report, World Telecoms BSS and OSS Markets: trends and analysis, published by Analysys, the global advisers on telecoms, IT and media (http://research.