Survey Says: Investment in Open Source Expected to Increase

by Developer.com Staff

The survey predicts that open source will continue to gain acceptance in large public and private organizations.

Accenture released survey findings today that show a huge investment in open source software by public and private organizations is coming soon.

According to the survey of 300 large organizations in both private and public sectors, 50 percent are fully committed to open source in their business, while 28 percent say they are experimenting with open source and keeping an open mind to using it.

Of all respondents, 65 percent said they have a fully documented strategic approach for using open source in their business, while 32 percent are developing a plan.

In terms of investing money, nine out of ten said they will increase their investment in open source software in 2010 compared to 2009.

"What we are seeing is the coming of age of open source," said Paul Daugherty, chief technology architect, Accenture. "Through both our research and our work with clients, we are seeing an increase in demand for open source based on quality, reliability and speed, not just cost savings. This is a significant change from just two years ago when uptake was driven mainly by cost savings. We can expect to see this trend develop as open source continues to evolve and address even more business critical functions."

This article was originally published on Thursday Aug 5th 2010
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