Open Source Custom-Coding for Competitive Advantage

Gartner survey suggests ownerships costs and competitive advantage are key drivers

A recent survey by Gartner has found that more than half of organizations surveyed have adopted open-source software (OSS) solutions as part of their IT strategy. Nearly one-third of respondents noted the benefits of flexibility, increased innovation, shorter development times, and faster procurement processes as reasons for adopting OSS solutions. However, the survey revealed that only one-third of responding organizations had a formal OSS policy in place.