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[Infographic:] Open up and say Ahh (The Future is Open Source)

The question of the day posed to IT decision makers across the globe:  What would you rather have — an infrastructure that is open or closed? The infographic below by North Bridge and BlackDuck highlights some very interesting stats t— if you read between the lines, it paints quite a different picture for the future of enterprise IT.

  • Innovation does not happen in silos.  It takes a community of open source hardware, software, and services companies to truly transform cloud, big data and mobile.   Such communities may even include your competitors!
  • Open source software development is one area high school students should be looking to embrace come career decision time.
  • Commercial vendor support for open source software was favored by only 12% of those surveyed. Sounds like up and coming brands and/or off-the-shelf “white-box” hardware may work just fine for enterprise IT decision makers. 

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