Eighty-five percent of companies are already using open-source software, with most of the remaining 15 percent expecting to do so within the next year, according to analysts at Gartner.
However, only 31 percent of companies surveyed by the analyst house had formal policies for evaluating and procuring open-source software (OSS). Gartner conducted its survey of 274 end-user organizations across the Asia/Pacific, Europe and North American markets in May and June, and announced the results on Monday.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Open Source in the Enterprise
Interesting study from Gartner. 85% is a staggering number, but with only 31% having formal procurement/evaluation policies,I have to wonder how much of this open source software is company-sanctioned and how much is just tech-savvy employees experimenting with an open source app. Gartner: 85 percent of companies using open source