An open solution must bring interoperability to the foreground, says Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems.
Open source players don't adopt the working in a 'child-safe sandbox' scenario provided by many vendors, says Johann Evans, CTO of Cherry Olive.
Why would an avowed free-market capitalist, as I am, be such a fan of free and open source software? Simple, really.
Linux software generally costs less to acquire than its proprietary counterpart, says Yossi Hasson, CEO of Synaq.
A correctly implemented software solution should lessen the risk associated with specific business processes.
Watching Microsoft squirm at GovTech, SITA's annual conference, makes visiting the outpost of Durban well worth the journey.
Will the open source revolution swallow the software market? ITWeb held a round table discussion on the issue with open- and closed-source supporters.
Thanks to the backing of major corporations and the dedication of open source protagonists, the future for open source software is rosy, says Inus Gouws, senior information management consultant at Computer Associates Africa.