Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Enterprises: Embrace open source development or go extinct

Filed under
OSS

Enterprises must embrace open source web technologies and development paradigms quickly — or possibly face extinction.
That’s a stern warning from a Forrester Research principal analyst, who contended during a webcast yesterday that the rate of innovation inspired by open source development is accelerating at such a dramatic pace that it could threaten the livelihood of any business that sits on the sidelines.

Jeffrey Hammond, principal analyst at Forrester, said much of the technological underpinnings of organizations that are revolutionizing their respective industries — the way Amazon has altered publishing, LinkedIn has changed recruiting and NetFlix put Blockbuster out of business — is built on open source, the cloud and software-as-a-service.

And the three are not mutually exclusive.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Embedded Linux Conference hijacked by drones

The Embedded Linux Conference + Android Builders Summit on Mar. 23-25 in San Jose is about “Drones, Things, and Automobiles,” but drones get the most love. Maybe it’s just our imagination, but the Linux Foundation’s Embedded Linux Conference seems to be getting more interesting than ever. The program increasingly reflects new opportunities for Linux in areas such as drones, robots, automotive computers, IoT gizmos, 3D sensing, modular phones, and much more. For those of you worried that ELC North America is skimping on the basics as it explores the more colorful sides of Linux, rest your mind at ease. There are still plenty of sessions on booting, trace analysis, NAND support, PHY frameworks, power management, defragmenting, systemd, device tree, and toolchain. Geeks still rule! Read more

15 Reasons Android Phones Are Better Than The iPhone

Apple just reported a record number of iPhone sales in its Q1 earnings. But while iPhones might be selling like hot-cakes, there are still a bunch of reasons why Android phones are better. Read more