Open source should come first when choosing new enterprise IT, report says

Open source software can replace proprietary legacy systems even in demanding fields such as transaction processing, report says

By Loek Essers, IDG News Service |  Open Source

"Nonetheless, the case for embracing open source software is compelling, both from a business and a technology perspective," wrote Norton, adding that even in demanding high-volume transaction processing environments, open systems have proven not just fit for purpose, but critical to helping industries as diverse as financial services, banking and transport to adapt and transform how they operate.

"Open systems will be crucial to underpinning the winning commercial strategies of the future in all sectors," said Norton.

Loek covers all things tech for the IDG News Service. Follow him on Twitter at @loekessers or email tips and comments to loek_essers@idg.com

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