Open source of savings

Douglas, Jeanne-Vida
March 2009
BRW;3/26/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p18
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the preference of large corporations in using open-source software instead of proprietary software in cutting back freeze spending on information technology. Open-source software, such as Linux, is said to be cheaper to acquire than proprietary software, as well as provides end users with access to underlying software code. Details of a survey conducted by the IDC regarding the adoption of open-source software are also discussed.


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