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..."