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Small Business Computing: The Open Source Option

Nov 30, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Apiki)

"Oh, that it were all as simple as downloading some free software. Open-source software is a maturing, ever-more viable option for small business, but reducing cost through its use requires a careful approach--and a careful evaluation of your business's software needs. In all likelihood, open-source software can meet some--but not all--of those requirements. Finding the line that separates those categories, and deploying open source software only where appropriate, is the key to a successful strategy.

"Open-source covers a lot of territory, but today there are two ways to best apply this class of software in a small business..."

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