Gartner Research

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

Published: 24 January 2011

ID: G00210068

Analyst(s): Laurie Wurster , Bob Igou, Zeynep Babat


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
  • Overview
  • 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

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