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What Every CIO Must Know About Open-Source Software

Published: 30 March 2017

ID: G00301608

Analyst(s): Mark Driver


Open source is now an integral element of the modern IT industry. CIOs must manage its unique risks and rewards by establishing a strategy to secure the most advantages possible from this powerful model of software development.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is Open-Source Software?
  • Who Uses Open Source Today?
  • Why Do IT Organizations Leverage Open Source?
  • What Are the Risks in Using Open-Source Software?
  • What Markets Are Most Impacted by Open Source?
  • How Much Open Source Do IT Organizations Use?
  • How Can IT Organizations Use Open Source Most Effectively?

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