Gartner Research

Open-Source Software Adoption Becoming Mainstream in India

Published: 09 July 2013

ID: G00248512

Analyst(s): Laurie Wurster , Asheesh Raina

Summary

CIOs and IT leaders are compelled to look at open-source software alternatives as concerns around security, performance and technical support are increasingly addressed. India-based system integrators and service providers must evolve to capitalize on this OSS trend.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • As OSS usage leads to increased profits and reduced TCO, the majority of organizations in India will increase their OSS investments, and SIs and providers will be forced to respond to this trend
  • Growing OSS usage is resulting in a new ecosystem of SIs and providers dedicated to supporting open-source implementations, and they are competing directly with incumbent providers
  • As Indian organizations look to derive commercial gain using OSS, legal issues around licensing, IP and copyright have increased, and new providers focused on these issues have started to emerge

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