Survey Analysis: Overview of Preferences and Practices in the Adoption and Usage of Open-Source Software


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According to a recent worldwide Gartner survey, a strategy of cost cutting continues to be the fundamental reason for adopting OSS. The most influential business processes for OSS adoption include customer service/analytics, business analytics, enterprise integration and finance/administration.

Table of Contents

  • Survey Objective
  • Data Insights
    • OSS Adoption Scenario
      • Companies' Preference in Adopting OSS
      • Policy and Licensing
    • Current and Future State of OSS Usage
      • Contribution of OSS in Deployed Software Portfolio
      • Mode of Software Deployment
      • OSS Usage in Software Development Projects
  • Methodology
  • Recommended Reading
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