OpenSource is gearing up to shake Things Up

OpenSource is gearing up to shake Things Up

In the recent past I’ve see a sudden surge in the interest the customers have been shown in Open Source Portals and Content Management Solutions. Customers have been increasingly seeking our opinion on adoption of Open Source alternatives in the PCM space.For the sudden down turn the industry has seen, enterprises have been under tremendous pressures to cut costs while still being able to maintain / increase customer base as a result the IT budgets have been cut down. This has forced CIO to start looking out for cost effective options.
This trend has been further fueled by but the maturity of Open Source products like Alfresco, Liferay, Drupal, etc.Over the next 1 to 2 years the Open Source wave will gain momentum with more products showing up in the radar and the existing ones gaining strength. These products may not pose an immediate threat to the proprietary product vendors but they definitely need to start gearing up for it

2 thoughts on “OpenSource is gearing up to shake Things Up

  1. apoorv

    Open Source will certainly be an option however in the long term, i do not think it has a cost advantage over commercial products as the licensing cost will only be a fraction of total cost over 5 years. what do you think?

  2. Sanjeev Gupta

    In the long run I expect the following to happen : <><>With the current market scenario, there will definably be an increased demand for Open Source products which will intern increase VC’s interest the products – this will help existing products vendors to enhance their offering and give a health environment for new Open Source products to come up. <><>The COTS vendors will intern be forced to rethink their marketing strategy (I’m sure they would have already started doing that) and come up with new pricing models & solutions. One of the alternate that would come from them is providing the hosted solutions for the customer which would again maker there offerings quite competitive for the end users. <><>From a cost perspective, we'll have to wait and watch – how much & for how long Open Source will have the edge. But either way, the end customer will tend to gain.

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