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Linux Journal: The Next Wave for Open Source: IT Management

Apr 05, 2005, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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The $7 billion worldwide market for IT management software is on the cusp of a dramatic change, and once again open-source solutions are driving the transformation. Much like Apache during its initial rise to prominence in Web servers, open-source IT management products, such as Nagios, have matured rapidly and now offer competitive functionality and greater flexibility over proprietary platforms at a fraction of the cost.

"It's no secret that proprietary IT management platforms are criticized for being monolithic, inflexible, difficult to use and expensive to manage..."

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