Studie: Open Source entlastet die Firmenkasse
72 pages, 21 figures, extensive documentation of TCO models
This SOREON report shows how you can benefit from the significant savings potentials of Open-Source software in different business environments.
More than 50 in-depth interviews with German companies using Open-Source, software vendors and IT-services firms build the foundation of the report. In addition, more than 40 software vendors, training specialists and consulting firms have been probed for price quotes. The result is a comprehensive analysis of the economics of Open-Source as well as predictions for the future of the software industry struggling with a new competitor.
The report presents a detailed TCO-model ("Total Cost of Operations") comparing Open-Source and proprietary software. At the core of the report are model calculations over a 3-year-period for a small, medium and large enterprise including upfront investments, licensing fees, consulting cost, training cost, administration and support cost.
Critical questions answered:
- Under which condition does Open-Source really save money?
- Which economics drive Open-Source usage in Germany?
- Which Open-Source products should companies use?
- What future risks and opportunities will the Open-Source revolution bring to companies?
- How should a company or organisation calculate the cost of software?
- What does the future of Open-Source look like?
Independent research results through objective analysis:
- Understand the detailed TCO-models for enterprises with 10, 100 and 2000 workstations
- Look in-depth at the analysis of server operating systems, client operating systems, office applications, database systems and content management systems (cms)
- Learn about the future of Open-Source and potential legal risks
- Benefit from the SOREON recommendations on cost efficient implementation of Open-Source software
- As a software vendor or services company, see how you can benefit from the Open-Source business model
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