Open source is becoming the mainstream of IT trends which has been successfully adopted by leading enterprises as a cost-effective, flexible alternative to proprietary applications that impose exorbitant licensing fees, extraneous features, high support costs, and vendor incompatibility.
The market has significantly expanded with a growing user base and has revolutionized development methodologies and business models, across the world. Open source software has progressed very rapidly in terms of feature richness, scalability, security and quality.
CIO’s across the world are increasingly choosing open source technologies to efficiently increase business growth, optimize system performance and reduce costs. Open source gives IT executives the opportunity to innovate and add value to their business without the problems faced with the traditional software products.
Open source software benefits include:
- Lower entry barrier and cost
- Faster deployment with accessible source code
- Configurable and flexible to reduce risks
- Reduced copyright risks and liabilities
- Open standard to ensure stability and security