Open Source Use Grows

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 12-14-2007 Print


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Open Source Use Grows Among SMBs

About one in three midmarket companies are on their way to becoming open source-dominated IT shops, but the number taking advantage of open source software is much higher than that. Linux use is rising, and other kinds of open source software—database management systems, middleware and development environments in particular—are or will be deployed soon by more than three-quarters of small and midsize businesses. Larger firms will hang back, but the perceived high quality, security and low cost of open source software make it attractive to smaller firms. If open source organizations can get better at insuring compatibility with proprietary software, open source will be adopted more widely.

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