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CIOs say open source no good for cost cutting

According to silicon.com's latest CIO jury, businesses have not turned to open source as a means of making their IT budgets go further.
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According to silicon.com's latest CIO jury, businesses have not turned to open source as a means of making their IT budgets go further. With its lack of expensive licensing, open source is regularly touted as a way for IT departments save money. Yet, of the 12 CIOs in the jury, only two said they had chosen the software as a way of cutting costs during the recession.

Several CIOs also stipulated that the 'hidden' costs of migrating to open source and the associated expenditure of retraining staff made them reluctant to adopt the approach.

Read the full story on open source and the CIO jury at silicon.com.

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