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NetworkWorldFusion: Study: Big Companies Save Big from Open Source

May 12, 2003, 17:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Large companies can save a substantial amount of money by using open source software products, according to a study published Wednesday by the Swiss consultancy Soreon Research GmbH.

"Companies with a €1 million ($1.1 million) budget for office software can reduce their costs as much as 20% by using OpenOffice software instead of Microsoft's Office product, Soreon said in a statement. And those running the open source Linux operating system instead of Microsoft's Windows on their servers can save as much as 30%.

"Within a three-year period, enterprises with 2,000 workplaces using open source software can save €525,000 on office software, €57,000 on server software, €32,000 on content management system software and €21,000 on database software, according to Soreon..."

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