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Indian IT decision makers turn to open source: Study

CIO India | Jan. 25, 2017
86 percent of survey respondents highlighted reducing cost as one of their key business initiatives within the next 12 months.

Sixty-one percent identified integration of back-end systems-of-record with customer-facing mobile and web systems-of-engagement as a high or critical priority."Many anticipate that the pace of digital disruption will only pick up, causing wider and deeper impact on businesses, and every industry may soon find a digital competitor," said Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Red Hat.

"It is more urgent than ever for organizations to find their own competitive advantage through technology. With this shift, open source has evolved to play an increasingly strategic role as a default choice for technology innovation to help businesses improve their agility, efficiency and innovation."

Opportunities ahead

The research predicts that over the next two to three years, the role of open source will accelerate. Survey respondents from India anticipate that their organization's use of open source will increase in Internet of Things by 45 percent whereas, 43 percent believe that open source will help increase their agile hybrid cloud infrastructure, application development and DevOps environments.


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