Consultants report corporations embracing, saving with open source

Posted by Abe on Jan 20, 2006 11:02 AM EDT
NewsForge; By Jay Lyman
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Linux and open source software are jumping the hurdles to wider corporate adoption, and are delivering significant cost savings to companies that use them, according to a report released last month by consulting firm Optaros.
From an August-September survey of 512 US companies, government agencies, and others, Optaros reported that 87 percent were using open source software. Dave Gynn, application infrastructure practice lead at Optaros, said all companies and agencies are likely using open source software in reality. "There's still a gap of many people who don't realize they're using open source," Gynn said.

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