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The New FOSS Frontier: The Database Market

Article Source LinuxInsider
December 11, 2009, 4:00 am
Linux and open source middleware JBoss has made its mark in the enterprise , and it is just a matter of time before open source becomes mainstream in other functional parts of the IT infrastructure as well. Where exactly that will happen, however, is the interesting question.

With most companies spending 10 to 20 percent of their revenue on enterprise software, many IT managers would love to see more enterprise-class open source options. However, IT architects and project managers of IT tend to be cautious -- the back office has a low tolerance for risk, which makes it difficult for projects to gain entry into that exclusive back office...


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