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Processor.com: Open Source In The Enterprise

Jul 30, 2003, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)

"It fascinates me when I occasionally hear a supposedly reputable IT industry leader proclaim that open source is not yet enterprise-ready. We used to hear this line a lot a couple of years ago, but it is much more rare today. Yet the claim occasionally turns up.

"Why? The answer is simple: It seems just about everyone who claims that Linux and open source are not ready for the enterprise has his own enterprise product set to sell you. In fact, every time I have heard this claim in the past six months, it came from a vendor selling a proprietary solution.

"The real question today is not, 'Does open source belong in the enterprise?' but, 'Where does open source fit in the enterprise, and where is it a good fit for my business?' Let's examine this question closer..."

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