Thursday, February 10, 2011

Open Source provides flexibility... and is cheap!!

Well, we already knew, didn't we? Open Source is good.

Now you can see in this small article that a study made by Gartner is showing more and more adoption of Open Source and that CIOs are happy with it.

Clearly, CIOs are not very much on the risky side of life, so whoever decide to adopt Open Source long ago has been benefiting from this attributes that now everybody is starting to accept.

Congratulations to the disruptive CIOs... and for the others, what are you waiting for?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would say these CIO's are waiting to see a salesrep who could convince them to go to Open Source, because when you sign a deal with Microsoft or IBM or Oracle or whatever big company, as one day an ex-boss coming from Finance told me "I'll never get fired because I buy an IBM solution"... Now, where are the Joomla salesreps ? Nowhere... And are technologists or architects really listened or understood by CEO's ? I doubt... So unless we come with a super strong pitch with a 30% rebate on expenses or on functionalities, Open Source is not ready to be mainstream...

Joaquín Rincón said...

I agree with what you say, but it only confirms that is a risk taking problem from the CIO side.
They always need a way to apply the CYA strategy.

Anyway, more and more opensource products have those sales reps, like Talend, Jaspersoft, some Linux flavours,...