MS users seek options

A growing number of European governments and businesses are examining alternatives to Microsoft technologies, according to a...

A growing number of European governments and businesses are examining alternatives to Microsoft technologies, according to a report from Gartner.

Licensing difficulties, security breaches and the grass-roots power of open source software are encouraging users to seek alternatives to Microsoft.

"Governments and businesses, especially outside the US, are increasingly interested in pursuing strategies that insulate them from Microsoft's growing influence on the IT industry, even if alternate solutions aren't exactly a perfect fit," said Gartner.

Linux and other open-source software products such as the Apache web server were found to be the most popular alternatives to Microsoft.

CW+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of CW+ membership, learn more and join.

Read more on IT risk management

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close