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Open source seen as door to digital innovation by decision-makers in Malaysia, survey finds

AvantiKumar | March 21, 2017
A Forrester survey predicts that more Malaysian IT decision-makers will use open source computing in the next two to three years.

Adding his comments, Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Red Hat, said: "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. It is more urgent than ever for organisations 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."
An extract from the study read: "Digitally empowered customers have taken the driver's seat from organisations that once had the power. Keeping pace with the growth of customer expectations can no longer be achieved within the four walls of an organisation. Hence enterprises in Asia Pacific should tap into external and increasingly open source technology, talent, insight and innovation."

This research was commissioned by Red Hat and completed in September 2016. Forrester Consulting conducted a computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) survey of 455 senior IT decision-makers and CIO's across nine countries in Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan). The survey was completed with organisations having 1,000 or more employees. Survey respondents included are from organisations in the financial services, government, healthcare and telecommunication industries.

The latest edition of this article can be found at Computerworld Malaysia.


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