SFB Guide to Open Source Software

Any business that uses the Internet will have already experienced open source applications. The Firefox web browser, WordPress blogging platform, Google search, Facebook and Twitter are all based on open source applications. Small business users embracing open source as a foundation for in-house and online services can reduce costs and avoid the lock in that proprietary applications demand. Businesses that want to build sustainable enterprises are all embracing open source. According to Gartner, as you read this some 90% of enterprises will be using some form of open source software. Estimates vary, but businesses save over $60 billion dollars a year by using open source applications. The ability to reduce costs as expensive proprietary software licences are not needed, has revealed to the small business community in particular how open source can become a major component of their enterprises development.

SFB Guide to Open Source Software

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Davew Howell

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 16:06

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