Stretch your IT budget with open source and free products and services. Added win: Open source tools' opportunity for customization.
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Any discussion of open source probably needs to start with Linux. The open source operating system provides an alternative choice for desktops, laptops and servers. The Windows/Mac/Linux debate doesn't have to be an all-or-none proposition, either. Thorpe runs both Windows and Linux in his current environment, not an uncommon scenario. The latter OS offers at least one clear advantage: "No licensing fees needed," Thorpe said.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?