Open Source Appeal: It Comes Down to Costs
Sep 23, 2009, 23:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Hammond pointed to the Sabre travel network as one example,
noting that the company has moved to a Linux and open source
infrastructure. Doing so has helped it set up a complex system that
now runs 32,000 transactions a second while lowering costs, he
""They told me that they're pulling out over $100 million in
costs out of their organization over the last number of years,"
"While executives may notice the cost savings, they aren't the
ones who are typically the driving forces in bringing open source
into the enterprise. Hammond noted that it is developers who are
the chief drivers when it comes to adoption of open source, since
they are the ones that understand that it will help them to
accelerate their own efforts."