Open Source within the Enterprise.  🙂

Some interesting snippets from a variety of sources relevant to Open Source.  🙂
Possibly this may be a reflection on how Fedora may be introduced into certain Enterprise settings. 🙂
Enjoy.  🙂

Open Source Continues Its Infiltration of the Enterprise

“…’What we are seeing is the coming of age of open source. Through both our research and our work with clients, we are seeing an increase in demand for open source based on quality, reliability and speed, not just cost savings. This is a significant change from just two years ago when uptake was driven mainly by cost savings. We can expect to see this trend develop as open source continues to evolve and address even more business critical functions.’…”

Results Are In for Future of Open Source Survey

“…When asked if the economic downturn is having a good or bad effect on open source, a whopping 96 percent of survey respondents answered “good.” That was up from 81 percent in last year’s survey…”

Investment in Open Source Software Set to Rise, Accenture Survey Finds

“…The survey of 300 large organizations in both the private and public sector found that half of the respondents (50 percent) are fully committed to open source in their business while almost a third (28 percent) say they are experimenting with open source and keeping an open mind to using it. Furthermore, two-thirds of all respondents (65 percent) noted that they have a fully documented strategic approach for using open source in their business, while another third (32 percent) are developing a strategic plan. Of the organizations using open source, almost nine out of ten (88 percent) will increase their investment in the software in 2010 compared to 2009…”
“…Despite a very encouraging picture, some organizations still remain hesitant. The biggest challenge, mentioned by 35 percent of all companies, is still around training developers how to use open source. Furthermore, lack of senior management support appears to be a key reason given for not using open source software among organizations that have looked at it but ultimately chosen not to use it. Those yet to make the transition to open source also cite insufficient open source alternatives compared to proprietary software suites that would enable them to use open source confidently across their business…”

The Corporation has gone Open Source

“…While management has learned about the value of open source, they still need more education about how open-source development and communities work. As they do so, and they are going to, FOSS will be picked up even more quickly in big business IT departments…”