The move towards open source software offers companies many advantages, including presenting a viable alternative to traditional proprietary software and providing a means to avoid vendor lock-in.

Open source technologies can help those companies moving from a legacy proprietary vendor to save significant capital and operational expenses.

However, many companies find it difficult to switch their provider as they are often locked into a massive and oppressive annual support obligation, as well as being committed to their vendor’s technology.

We address this topic in our latest solution brief and share some of the background and related issues that companies should consider when evaluating their software and vendor options.