Article: What IT Leaders Need to Know About Open Source Software

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What IT Leaders Need to Know About Open Source Software

Whether they are aware of it or not, more than 95% of IT organizations worldwide use open source software (OSS) within mission-critical IT workloads. Furthermore, interest in open source continues to grow: Gartner predicts that more than 70% of enterprises will increase their IT spending in OSS through 2025.

IT organizations leverage OSS to gain cost savings, flexibility, and innovation benefits over homegrown or third-party commercial alternatives. Yet even as OSS proliferates across enterprise environments, many CIOs, CTOs, and enterprise architecture leaders lack a comprehensive understanding of its business value and use cases.

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