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CNETAsia: When Open Source Comes Marching In

May 23, 2005, 18:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ong Boon Kiat)

"Forget hard figures, the return of investment calculations and the list of new application features. These factors count for little as organizations deciding whether a move to a new IT platform is viable seek a different comfort level. This new level of comfort requires sufficient evidence of successful adoption by others in the industry. It also requires that the move be seen to inspire confidence among partners and customers.

"In Asia, one can now argue that both prerequisites have been met when it comes to moving to an open-source platform..."

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