Top Five Disruptive Technologies for 2009, According to
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| Open source: The same factors that attract users to open
| source – lower costs and reduced times of development, and
| reduced dependency on vendor-specific technologies – have
| attracted commercial software vendors to use and
| incorporate open source into their offerings and
| portfolios. Critical Issue: Governance.
| Strategic Planning Position(s):
| · By YE 2009, open source will be part of
| practically all software in user enterprises.
| · By YE 2009, the widespread inclusion of multiple
| open source software components by vendors
| (including SaaS and cloud providers) will force
| users and vendors to invest significant IT,
| Finance, and Legal resources on open source
| licensing governance.
Seven Predictions for Open Source in 2009
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| 2008 was an eventful, breakthrough year for many open
| source companies, and 2009 will be even more so, especially
| in terms of business purchasing patterns, software business
| model shifts, and enterprise software stack evolution. The
| current economic conditions will certainly prompt
| businesses to look more closely at alternative IT
| solutions -- and open source technology will be one of the
| big winners next year.
| Here's a look at a few 2009 open source market predictions
| that I believe will re-shape the software market in the
| coming year.
Open source adoption moving up the stack