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[News] Cost Savings in Free Software Get Defended

  • Subject: [News] Cost Savings in Free Software Get Defended
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 07:31:43 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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CIO Jury returns the wrong verdict on open source

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| The first mistake the jury has made is blame 
| any migration costs on the software you're 
| moving to, not from. While any software 
| migration will use up resources, this is as 
| true of moving from one version of a 
| proprietary package to another, as it is of 
| moving from proprietary to open source. In 
| bringing this argument up, the jury is 
| admitting they've been caught by the 
| proprietary software trap â exit costs.


With Open Source ETL, Talend Is a Fashionable Choice

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| Better business decisions are in the 
| forecast for Fashion Institute of Design and 
| Merchandising, a Southern California college 
| that recently implemented the Smart i 
| Appliance, which is based on IBM's DB2 Web 
| Query. A key element of the System i-based 
| business intelligence solution is Talend's 
| Integration Suite, an extract, transform, 
| and load (ETL) tool that was updated last 
| week to include change data capture for 
| DB2/400, among other new features.


ACC to GCs: Eliminate Software Costs

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| Mark Donald, associate general counsel of 
| Baltimore-based Vertis Communications, 
| offered attendees a variety of ideas for 
| leveraging open-source technology to 
| streamline operations and eliminate 
| unnecessary expenses.


Pramari Launches Free Open-Source RFID Middleware

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| RFID software company Pramari has released 
| an open-source middleware platform, the 
| Rifidi Edge Server, that is free to download 
| and use. 



IT, a key business enabler in the downturn

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| As a pioneer in the development and use of Free and Open Source Software
| (FOSS), we are a strong contributor to the Open Source movement, and have
| been utilising Open Source widely to provide our clients with more optimal
| solutions.
| We have a proven track record in contributing to the Open Source R&D,
| including significant contributions to projects such as Apache Web Services,
| OpenBRR, and Sahana Disaster Management project. Our support to projects such
| as Sahana has been part of our sustainability initiatives, which focus on
| making an impact in humanitarian and educational areas thereby helping to
| create a more digitally-inclusive society.
| Internally, we have developed solutions based on Open Source software
| including a custom-built software configuration management solution. We were
| able to save significant costs on licensing fee and acquisition costs, by
| adopting the Open Source software for developing the solution.


Open source: More than just a cheap date

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| It's not surprising that enterprise IT would be looking to lighten its
| software cost burden. Proprietary software vendors derive an ever-growing
| chunk of their revenue from software maintenance fees, a "boondoggle" for
| vendors, according to CMS Watch, which fattens vendor coffers while providing
| minimal value to customers.


Open source software might be cheaper than alternatives, but it has many other
business benefits, too.

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| It is often said that open source software wins because it is cheaper.
| However, the bigger factor in the success of open source software in industry
| has been performance.
| [...]
| Here's our top ten reasons to consider using open source and Linux in your
| business.

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