September 3, 2009

Selling Open Source Software in Your Company

Article Source ComputerWorld
September 3, 2009, 4:01 pm

Is open source software right for your organization? Here's how to realistically compare commercial software to open source software and make the right decision based on requirements and risk. Several resources are listed you can use and adapt for your organization, ultimately resulting in organization policy that will satisfy legal, procurement and IT.

Why consider open source? Who can resist a way to reduce costs while finding ways to address business needs? Low to no-cost options are more important than ever. Some organizations have strict policies against such software, but if you can provide valid data to prove open source provides similar functionality to commercial, off-the-shelf software, you may be able to provide some real value to your organization...

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