Resource Center: Open SourceBy CIOinsight | Posted 02-08-2007
For Backcountry.com, a small player in the outdoor sporting-goods market, the company's strategic commitment to open source keeps costs low and innovation high. The result is impressively fast growth.
At online show retailer Zappos.com, service is the strategy. So the IT team concentrates on building fast, flexible open-source systems. And they work.
Open source isn't just about better software, says Berkeley political scientist Steven Weber. It's about fostering creativity and challenging the status quo.
New integration software can help get your open-source software to work with proprietary systems.
Talks by two top tech vendor executives highlight the contrasting styles and strategies of open-source and proprietary software.
Open-source adoption is about strategic opportunity, innovation and independence from vendors.