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[News] CIOs Increasingly Choose Free/Libre Software, Outlook Positive

  • Subject: [News] CIOs Increasingly Choose Free/Libre Software, Outlook Positive
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:03:07 +0000
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CIOs Jumping On The Free Software Bandwagon

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| For years, we've heard claims that, for all the 
| wonders of "free software," the "real" CIO 
| would never use free software, as they would 
| need to have a clear monetary relationship with 
| the provider to ensure things wouldn't go bad. 
| Of course, that's pretty silly. Lots of IT 
| departments have made use of all sorts of free 
| software such as Linux and Apache, but a new 
| study suggests that CIOs are quite comfortable 
| with using free software, finding that "76% of 
| CIOs surveyed say they use free software at the 
| enterprise level and 88% said they have free 
| software deployed at the department level."


What Is the Outlook for Open Source?

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| Phipps continued, adding that, "Ultimately, the 
| choice between packaged, sealed-edge, closed 
| software and open source software, is the 
| choice between viewing your IT as a cost center 
| or a competitive weapon. Companies that see IT 
| as a competitive weapon have tended to pick 
| UNIX and the Java platform among other 
| technologies, because it leaves them in control 
| of their IT architecture." 



CIOs can avoid costly database price increases with open source

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| A few weeks back I met with a senior
| architect of a large bank to discuss how
| open source might fit into the bank's
| strategy, particularly in the area of
| database where they had recently had some
| pretty unpleasant price increases levied by
| two of their incumbent suppliers during
| renegotiation of their corporate site
| licenses.

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