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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Consultant: The Time is Right for Open Source in the Enterprise

Dec 23, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

[ Thanks to Amy Kucharik for this link. ]

"Reducing costs is an aspect of open source alternatives that have been mentioned repeatedly throughout 2004. What other aspects of open source will your consulting firm bring to the forefront in 2005?

"Bob Gett: We think there are other benefits that CIOs have besides cost, one being a dependence on one or two vendors and how open source eliminates that. Some people think this idea is great while others believe having only one or two vendors creates risk, but for me, it's a behavior that creates risk. A recent example is when Oracle bought PeopleSoft and, all of sudden, PeopleSoft customers were not sure what's going to happen. This dependency on one vendor is risk issue..."

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