Article: Open source is a community, not a brand

Cloud, Open Source, Software

Open source is a community, not a brand

While free and open, open source can be complex and require expertise to maintain, support and operate. According to the Perforce report, it’s important to partner with industry leaders to maximize open-source success through migration help, ongoing management and support. Additionally, an open-source strategy that can clarify the open source initiatives, governance, role of internal resources and external support can help pave the way for open source in the enterprise.

“Finding success with open-source software as an enterprise organization requires a fully formed strategy – especially as it applies to critical areas like support,” said Rod Cope, CTO at Perforce Software

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Article: New Study Reveals Importance of Optimized Strategy for the Selection, Support, and Maintenance of Open Source Software

Open Source, Software

New Study Reveals Importance of Optimized Strategy for the Selection, Support, and Maintenance of Open Source Software

The study, based on a survey of decision makers at enterprise organizations, showed 91% of companies who adopt open source either meeting or exceeding business expectations. Among teams implementing OSS, those with optimized OSS strategies were 82% more likely to have exceeded expectations.

“Open source software is a critical component of modern IT systems and infrastructures,” said Tim Russell, Chief Product Officer at Perforce Software. “And that’s not limited to traditional ROI metrics – this study shows a strong, positive connection between open source adoption, employee retention, and customer outcomes.”

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