Open for business: The value of Open Source Software in transaction processing is a paper written by Jim Norton for Amadeus. In his ComputerWorld blog on the paper Loek Essers quotes Norton as having said, "By migrating to open source, enterprises can benefit from greater and swifter innovation, improved supplier responsiveness and enhanced systems accessibility and support." Add to that the considerable comfort level the new generation of IT personnel have in working with open source solutions, not to mention the expected estimated 20 percent savings in licensing costs, and open source looks like a good bet to Norton, even for such demanding uses as OLTP. Norton couches his enthusiasm for open source in the caution that enterprises need to proceed cautiously, retiring legacy assets as the open source solutions are phased in.
What's the Truth about Open Source
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