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allAfrica.com: Free Open-Source Software Makes Inroads Into Market

Nov 05, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennigay Coetzer)

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"The business software market is going through greater turmoil than it has experienced in more than two decades.

"This includes a major consolidation among the enterprise resource planning (ERP) suppliers at the top end, the latest being Peoplesoft's acquisition of JD Edwards for $2,8bn, which makes it number two to SAP in this market segment...

"At the same time, open-source software, especially the Linux operating system, is gaining momentum as companies strive to contain IT costs..."

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