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SaaS Providers Going Open Source to Cut Costs

Apr 15, 2008, 14:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Brodkin)

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"Nine out of ten software-as-a-service providers will rely on open source software by 2010 to save money, but the cost savings likely won't be passed onto customers, Gartner says in a new research note.

"SaaS providers are typically using open source operating systems, application servers and databases, Gartner analyst Robert Desisto writes. For example, Salesforce.com uses an open source database for a service in which customers access Salesforce data while disconnected from the Internet..."

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