Getting Prepped for Open Source Apps

Author(s): Mauricio Rodriguez


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IT Managers that have determined that Open Source is suitable for their environment must properly prepare their enterprise before starting an implementation.

This research note addresses the key strategic issues for planning an Open Source Software (OSS) deployment. Specific topics discussed include:

  • The changes that Open Source introduces to the traditional software lifecycle.
  • The key issues the enterprise needs to address to get ready for open source applications in terms of process, people, and technology.
  • Reference to a readiness assessment tool to make sure that everything is in place before initiating an evaluation/selection exercise.

IT Managers must prepare their enterprise properly before selecting and implementing an OSS application solution. Use Info-Tech's recommendations to get the enterprise ready for OSS.

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