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Open source: Still waiting on IT

Oct 07, 2009, 17:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"There's no question that enterprise IT is adopting open source in droves. Gartner speculates that 85 percent of enterprises already use open source. (The other 15 percent are, too, I suspect, but the CIOs at those companies simply don't know about the Mule, JBoss, Postgres, etc. that is running rampant through their halls.)

"While some governments (the U.K. most notable among them, as Glyn Moody highlights) fear coloring outside the lines of proprietary software, others, like the Mongolian government, which has moved all of its Web sites to open-source Joomla, have embraced open source as a way to lower costs and increase vendor independence."

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