As businesses look to become less dependent on software vendors to solve their integration issues there is a groundswell of support for open source solutions. For companies already using open source, a survey of IT decision makers by Forrester earlier this year found that 51% were using it in mission-critical applications. This shows that open source is being embraced as a viable alternative to traditional vendor licensed solutions.

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Great article. The author did

Great article. The author did a nice job of articulating his point. It got me thinking and I will probably blog about the following thoughts.....

There is a lot of pressure in IT to reduce budgets. We are looking at each and every software license and deciding if it is necessary to really pay for the product or replace is with OSS. This feels like the 90's where everyone started shifting off of the mainframe to client server solutions. The only surviving mainframe solutions were the ones that were too expensive too replace.

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