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Even huge companies like the New York Stock Exchange are starting to adopt free open source software
In a fast changing global marketplace, businesses increasingly rely on technology that enables them to innovate and respond quickly to the evolving business environment.
Every day I see examples of both large and small, public and private sector, organisations turning to open source technologies to support their business goals and deliver better customer experiences.
Open source’s potential for delivering significant savings to the bottom line, resulting from the lack of software licence fees, has become recognised by organisations around the globe and validated by independent research.
Implementations of open source projects can also now be found in a wide range of organisations, from Nasa and the NYSE Euronext to the Cabinet Office and the Brit Awards.
But the lack of license fees is not the only advantage of open source.