Free Software Magazine: Why Free IT Management Tools are Gaining Traction
Feb 25, 2005, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Will Winkelstein)
[ Thanks to Tony Mobily
for this link. ]
"The $3.6 billion worldwide market for IT management software is
ripe for competition from free software. Leading products from HP,
CA, BMC and IBM are overkill for the vast majority of the market.
Licensing costs can reach seven figures, and deployment and system
administration costs are several times that. Not to mention that
these products are widely known to be inflexible, monolithic and
difficult to use.
"At the same time, free software has penetrated close to
three-quarters of all multi-billion dollar corporations and growth