The Outsourcing-Open Source Connection
The intersection of two game-changing trends reshapes the world of software development and creates many new opportunities for software vendors.
By Karthik Viswanathan, Aspire Systems
In the 1990s, two powerful trends emerged that changed the way software is built today: Open source software (OSS) and IT outsourcing (ITO). As Linux served as the torchbearer for OSS, and the Y2K threat resulted in mainstream adoption of ITO, both models have grown significantly in the past decade.
Although these trends have evolved independently, there are several ways in which open source and outsourcing are working together to present new prospects for the industry. Here’s how software businesses can derive maximum value from these investments while minimizing their risks.
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