Open Source and it’s Adaptation

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In the last few years the Open Source movement has changed the face of computing more than almost anyone would have thought possible. More and more companies are preferring Open Source as against to Proprietory software / applications. As the name suggests Open source offers a new perspective. Open, not closed. Collaboration, not isolation. Many people often get confused thinking that Open Source means Free Software/Apps. Though open source softwares / apps are free but there is a difference between Open Source and Free Software and the primary distinction of open source software is that it’s not about freedom, it’s about what software does things better.

According to a Survey, key findings in the 2010 Open Source Systems Management include:

  • 98% of the survey respondents indicated usage of open source in their enterprises.
  • 71% of 2009 respondents indicated that open source software was easier to deploy up from 48% in 2008, 38% in 2007 and 26% in 2006.
  • When asked their degree of satisfaction with open source software on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 indicating most satisfied) users indicated an average level of satisfaction between 7 and 8.
  • 76% of system administrators in large enterprises indicate they prefer to use open source whenever possible.
  • 50% of respondents indicated that they are already using some form of cloud technology including but not limited to hosted applications, Amazon Web services and/or hosted storage.
  • The top IT management priorities for 2010 where monitoring, configuration management, patching and provisioning and security.
  • 40% of respondents planned to adhere to ITIL best practices in 2010, up from 33% in 2008 and 32% in 2007.

Are you looking where to find Open Source Softwares / Apps?

The most reliable way to get such software is to download it from the popular, recognized web portal. The situation changes over time, but the most popular portal currently seems being sourceforge.net. Also see www.gnu.org for a list of projects sponsored by the Free Software Foundation.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Satinder Panesar
Entrepreneur & founder of GWT systems pvt ltd. Satinder's pragmatic approach helped the company not only to survive the worst IT crises but also managed to increase the clientÈle. Satinder is currently working with green companies, around the world, and is promoting Green computing.

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