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Silicon.com: SMEs and Open Source--A Perfect Marriage?

Jul 11, 2006, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Danny Bradbury)

"Vendors of proprietary software such as Microsoft are busy courting small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers with their products. Windows Small Business Server, for example, is designed to chunter happily away in a corner, managing the everyday computing tasks for a smaller company. But open source software companies are also targeting SMEs, offering lower cost, increased flexibility and security as key benefits. Which approach should SMEs take?

"The ability to tinker with the source code in an open source application means companies can adapt it to suit their own ends and draw on input from a wide community of developers to help them..."

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