Using open source in the enterprise—the question is no longer "if," but "how?" The low cost, easy access, and expansive license terms of open source are certainly attractive—especially since IT budgets have decreased 3-5% every year, while software costs have increased, and IT staffs have been tasked to create web services and pursue Web 2.0 initiatives.
In a new report published by O'Reilly for CIOs, IT managers, and business owners who want to make smart decisions about deploying open source, you'll find:
- The six primary drivers that lead companies to implement open source (sneak preview: "cost" is just one of them)
- Three action plans for implementing open source in your organization that help you move from ad hoc use to a more formal and measurable approach
- Surprising new data on open source's penetration into enterprise IT
Through research, interviews, and innovative data mining, Open Source in the Enterprise reveals how enterprises are leveraging open source software to save money, gain control, and innovate in an era of Doing More With Less.