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CIO: Are Open Source Integration Solutions Mature?

Jul 20, 2005, 16:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Companies have begun to use open source integration solutions in their critical projects. When compared with commercial integration solutions, the feature coverage of these open source tools remains poor. This is not surprising: Established standards are important as a platform for open source development, but standards bodies have yet to establish many standards in this area--particularly for the most advanced features. Despite this, open source integration solutions represent a viable alternative to commercial integration products for 'follower' enterprises. To move forward, Forrester believes that large organizations--particularly government and large enterprises--will increasingly need to invest and participate in open source committees to drive requirements and interoperability standards and fund the development of more capable and coherent open source integration solutions..."

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