Open source gains popularity as IT budgets shrink

Computer Weekly, in association with ResearchNow Business, surveyed 500 users to find out how likely they are to deploy open source software in their...

Computer Weekly, in association with ResearchNow Business, surveyed 500 users to find out how likely they are to deploy open source software in their businesses, given the current economic crisis.

The majority of panellists were positive about open source software, with a quarter (26%) already using it. A further 45% stated that they were likely to use it, even if only for some functions.

Use of open source software appears to be more common among smaller organisations (those with less than 50 employees) and organisations with turnover under £10m.


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