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10 Reasons Why You Need an Open Source Strategy

Sep 11, 2007, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Kavis)
  1. "Reduce dependency on closed source vendors. Stop being dragged through constant product upgrades that you are forced to do to stay on a supported version of the product. Aren't you tired of telling your customers to wait because you have to spend a month or two upgrading to version 7.01G of Product X and following it up with an incremental hot fix?
  2. "Your annual budget does not keep up with increases in software maintenance costs and increased costs of employee health care. Your budget remains flat, you bought five new tools last year with new annual costs in the range of 18-20% of the original purchase price for 'gold support,' and your employees' health care costs shot up 25% again. What gives...?"

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