Jaspersoft anticipates open source growth

Open source specialist Jaspersoft has outlined ambitions to grow its business in the UK hoping to surf the wave of interest from more firms looking for an alternative to existing software packages. The software vendor specialises in open source business intelligence tools and has seen its market we


Open source specialist Jaspersoft has outlined ambitions to grow its business in the UK hoping to surf the wave of interest from more firms looking for an alternative to existing software packages.

The software vendor specialises in open source business intelligence tools and has seen its market weather the economic downturn and widen its appeal in the recovery with more SMEs and public sector organisations looking at alternatives to traditional product offerings.

Brian Gentile, CEO at Jaspersoft, said that business intelligence had "consistently defied the downturn" and would deliver double digit market growth this year.

"There is growing evidence of organisations want to improve performance but are budget constrained and this can take a lot of the heavy lifting for them," he said.

"There are plenty of small companies that you would never know are small if you looked at them in terms of volumes of data and those firms can benefit from open source and the cloud, it is a more affordable delivery," he added.

Gentile said that compared to the US, France and Germany the UK lagged behind in adoption of open source but it was expecting that to change and was looking for growth here and was planning on growing its channel base in the UK: "We can't be everywhere and with 14m downloads we have users everywhere on the planet."

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