iTWeb: Open Source Software Gains Momentum, Says BMI-T
Apr 01, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
"The open source software (OSS) movement is undoubtedly gaining
momentum in SA with the local enterprise market and government
starting to gain a better understanding of the value proposition
behind the adoption of OSS.
"This is according to Mark Rotter, senior analyst at African ICT
research house BMI-TechKnowledge, who presented at a Sun
Microsystems Open Source seminar held in Durban, Cape Town and
Johannesburg this week.
"According to preliminary research by BMI-T, the spend on IT
services, salaries and skills surrounding the OSS market was around
R150 million in 2002. While this currently represents a very small
percentage of the total services market, it is expected that this
market will grow strongly to reach approximately R650 million by