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LinuxInsider: GroundWork VP Barbagallo: Open Source Taking On the Big Four

Jan 22, 2007, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"LinuxInsider: How is open source able to compete with the Big Four proprietary approaches?

"Tony Barbagallo: The need for enterprise-class IT management solutions is more acute than ever. Open source has given today's IT teams a dramatically expanded set of options to meet this critical need. Open source systems and network management solutions have matured to a level of robust functionality and reliability. This gives IT decision makers the opportunity to avoid the bitter pill of high cost, slow deployment and complex management which typically comes with a proprietary solution. This extends to mid-sized business solutions that were once out of their reach..."

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