IT Manager’s Journal: Open Source vs. Proprietary Management Tools

“In deciding between open source and proprietary management
tools, an organization may have to decide whether it’s willing to
forgo some niche features in exchange for a less costly tool that
does 80% of what its proprietary counterpart does equally well.
Large enterprises will typically pay for all the added features and
functionality because they may actually use them. But the real
sweet spot for open source management tools is the mid-market
companies that want to manage things in a reliable way with a tool
that’s reasonable to set up, configure, and maintain, without a
hefty price tag. With the advancement of open source management
solutions, quality is becoming just as important a differentiator
as value…”