Key Questions to Ask

By Bob Violino  |  Posted 07-10-2008 Print Email

Key Questions to Ask

Before jumping into an open-source implementation, consult your fellow executives on these key issues.

Ask your CEO:

  • How well will the procurement and use of open-source software fit into our corporate culture?

Ask your operations group:

  • For which applications or functions do we stand to gain the most from an open-source implementation?
  • Which are the most viable open-source platforms for those areas?
  • Do we have the in-house expertise to fix problems that might arise with open-source applications?
  • If we don't have such expertise, what would we need to do to get it?

Ask your CSO or CISO:

  • Do you have any concerns about the security of any open-source platforms, and, if so, what do you recommend we do to bolster security if we implement open source?

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