Open source: the business case

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There are outstanding technical reasons for using open source software, but what is the business case? Where does open source shine on the bottom line, and where does it fall flat? And what are the critical success factors required to realize the benefits of open source?

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In this non-technical session we’ll make the case for open source adoption in business, using Total Cost of Ownership as a framework.

We’ll cover all the places, some obvious and some not-so-obvious, where your organization is spending money on IT. The sum total of these areas is sometimes called Total Cost of Ownership or just TCO.

We’ll also talk about what it takes to make the most of open source in business, how to maximize benefits in each of the TCO buckets, and even showcase a few easy-to-adopt open source applications along the way.

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