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December 9, 2008

85% compnies using open source-Gartner

Filed under: Open Source — Tags: , , , , — The Insight @ 11:24 am

Eighty-five percent of companies are already using open-source software, with most of the remaining 15 percent expecting to do so within the next year, according to analysts at Gartner.

Gartner conducted its survey of 274 end-user organizations across the Asia/Pacific, Europe and North American markets in May and June, and announced the results .

Reason for using OSS(Open Source Software )by compnies  are

1. Lower Cost of OSS

2. OSS provides some protection against single-vendor lock-in

3. Fast time to market

4.Avoidance of complex procurement rules and procedures,

Gartner also raised concern over lack of formal policies . According to “a lack of formal policies could open companies up to intellectual-property violations.”

In terms of the business processes for which open-source software is being used, customer service headed Gartner’s list, although enterprise integration, finance and administration and business analytics also showed strongly.

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