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Enterprises: Embrace open source development or go extinct

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Enterprises must embrace open source web technologies and development paradigms quickly — or possibly face extinction.
That’s a stern warning from a Forrester Research principal analyst, who contended during a webcast yesterday that the rate of innovation inspired by open source development is accelerating at such a dramatic pace that it could threaten the livelihood of any business that sits on the sidelines.

Jeffrey Hammond, principal analyst at Forrester, said much of the technological underpinnings of organizations that are revolutionizing their respective industries — the way Amazon has altered publishing, LinkedIn has changed recruiting and NetFlix put Blockbuster out of business — is built on open source, the cloud and software-as-a-service.

And the three are not mutually exclusive.

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