Business processes go Open Source

Posted: December 5, 2012 in Open source CMS

Digital Condensation

Understandably, some developers of enterprise software have packaged their products to suit specific operating systems. This tendency should be strong in the case of Microsoft and other platforms that run optimally on Windows. But there are enterprise software that transcend operating systems, making them more saleable to a wider catchment of clients.

Operating systems, when implemented institutionally in large firms, represent high costs in installation and maintenance. Same goes for enterprise software that are tied in with specific OS. Upgrades and maintenance issues also sometimes require specialized third-party handling, driving up costs further.

Meanwhile, an Open Source platform, despite its rumoured complexities, saves room for in-house IT tinkering. A company’s own set of programmers could get software running in it without much worry for issues such as compatibility and necessary upgrades. It also helps that key industry players in enterprise software development, such as Infor, have forged partnerships with developers…

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