Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Open source will see widespread adoption over the next five years

Filed under
OSS

The NCC surveyed over 140 companies on behalf of IT services provider Atos Origin and found that more than two-thirds of the senior IT professionals questioned expect their companies to develop an open source strategy in the next five years.

The study, which was carried out in May and June, found that over 60% of companies believe open source will either increase its presence in some business areas, or will be a fundamental component in their core IT systems.

Seventy three per cent said they expect open source to develop within their organisation's IT strategy over the next five years.

More than 50% have adopted or are planning to adopt open source, more than 55% either accept or include open source in tenders and 30% believe advice on technical strategy would most assist them in the adoption of open source.

Popular products include Linux (68%), the Apache web server (67%), the Mozilla browser (55%), the PHP/Perl scripting language (53%) and the MySQL database (52%).

Full Story.

Statistical Nonsense

Wow, a whopping 140 companies were surveyed? Can anyone say statistically insignificant data group? (sure you can - give it a try). The headline makes it sound like it's a "done deal", but with only 140 data points out of several million, I'm not sure I'd bet the farm on those "sweeping predictions".

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Why Android's Winning The Battle Right Now

Without a doubt, the key technological revolution of our time has been the rise of mobile computing. With iOS and Android leading the charge, the way people communicate has been transformed. Of course the most significant competition in the space is the one between the two dominant mobile platforms: Google and Apple. Together, they make up the lion’s share of the mobile market. The fierce competition between the two has been the driving force behind the incredible pace of development and innovation the market has seen. Read more

Linux Kernel Source Code of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Published on GitHub

Some of you might be aware of the fact that about a week ago, on March 18, Carsten Munk, Chief Research Engineer at Jolla, published an interesting article on his blog, where he claimed that BQ is not offering a GPL license for the Linux kernel that powers the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device. Read more

Google makes deploying software on its cloud a trivial task

Google is offering a new incentive for using its Google Compute Engine. With Google Cloud Launcher, you can launch more than 120 popular open-source packages. Read more

Linux Kernel 3.19.3 Arrives with ARM, ARM64, and IPv6 Fixes, Many Updated Drivers

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced today, March 26, the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance releases for Linux 3.19 kernel, along with Linux kernels 3.14.37 LTS and 3.10.37 LTS. Additionally, Linux kernel 3.18.10 LTS has also been announced a couple days ago. Read more