Startup.co.uk: More Small Businesses Making Software Switch
Mar 25, 2003, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The Institute of Directors will unveil research this week which
reveals small businesses are choosing lower cost alternatives to
software currently offered by IT giant Microsoft.
"According to a report in the Business, the research is expected
to show that around three-quarters of small businesses in the UK
are considering moving away from this software in favour of cheaper
alternatives such as Linux.
"The study has said this type of alternative or 'open-source'
software, which allows the user to correct or modify its original
source code, costs companies only 20 to 40 per cent of what they
would expect to pay for Microsoft's version..."