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
"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."