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Study: Big Biz Falls in Love With FOSS, but Not Just 'Cause It's a Cheap Date

Aug 11, 2010, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"A study conducted by Accenture has found that the majority of enterprises it surveyed planned to increase their investments in open source technology in 2010. Many of the firms involved in the study did cite open source's lower costs as a main driver of that decision, but even more cited factors like quality and improved reliability.

"Open source software is poised for rapid growth in enterprises over the next 12 months, but cost is no longer the primary driver behind open source adoption.

"That's according to a new study from global consultancy Accenture, which based its findings on interviews with 300 executives at organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland with annual revenues above US$500 million."

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