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Open Source Systems Management Ramps Up

Nov 05, 2008, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Each of the open source vendors is aiming to grow their market share in an economy that is shrinking. The open source vendors compete against each other but the bigger prize is competing against the proprietary vendors like HP, IBM, CA and BMC.

""When times are good, people aren't as critical of their applications and they tend to overpay," Mark Hinkle, vice president of community at Zenoss argued. "The economic slowdown has helped to illustrate the value of open source. When times are tough, you start re- evaluating how you do business.""

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