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70 Open Source Replacements for Small Business Software

Apr 20, 2011, 23:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cynthia Harvey)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"To make it easier, Datamation is updating our list of open source replacements for small business applications that we first published last year. This year's list contains a number of new products in categories likely to be of interest to small businesses.

"Second, even if they're aware of open source software, some small business owners are hesitant to deploy open source options because of support concerns. After all, if your IT department is small or non-existent, being able to get help when something goes wrong is a big worry.

"Fortunately, many of the applications on this list now offer paid support and a large and growing percentage are now available on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) basis. Although these offerings aren't cost-free, they're generally still much less expensive than their commercial counterparts because users don't have to pay licensing fees."

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