Open source? No good for cost cutting, say CIOs

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Oct 26, 2009 9:57 AM EDT
Silicon.com; By Steve Ranger
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Because it lacks the expensive licensing that is often the hallmark of proprietary software, open source is regularly touted as a way for IT departments to make their budget stretch a little bit further and it has already enjoyed considerable success in certain areas of the enterprise, such as web servers. However, when asked if they had chosen open source software as a way of cutting their costs during the recession, just two of the 12-strong jury said yes. In contrast, several CIOs said the costs of migrating to open source and the associated expenditure on retraining staff serve as a disincentive for adoption.

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Open Source? Unfortunately cuts personal income saysCIOs phsolide 4 719 Oct 26, 2009 5:35 PM

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