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Competitive Benefits Drive Businesses to Open Source

PCWorld - Vendors of proprietary software are fond of warning potential customers that open source software isn't ready for business, typically citing subpar features or a higher total cost of ownership (TCO). Well, if any more data was needed to counter such claims, Gartner Group has provided it. In fact, more than half of the organizations recently surveyed by the research firm have adopted open source software solutions as part of their IT strategy.