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Free Software Magazine: Why Free IT Management Tools are Gaining Traction

Feb 25, 2005, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The $3.6 billion worldwide market for IT management software is ripe for competition from free software. Leading products from HP, CA, BMC and IBM are overkill for the vast majority of the market. Licensing costs can reach seven figures, and deployment and system administration costs are several times that. Not to mention that these products are widely known to be inflexible, monolithic and difficult to use.

"At the same time, free software has penetrated close to three-quarters of all multi-billion dollar corporations and growth continues steadily..."

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