Has Your Staffing Company Considered Open Source Tech? Here’s Why It Should.

Here’s a great article on CIO.com about how open source technology is taking over the software world.

There was an incredible amount of propaganda in the late 90’s about how unsafe and unstable open source technology is. I personally bought the hype back then. Luckily, I shook it off and it seems more and more people are starting to realize open source is the key to innovation and the future of technology.

It’s been recognized that software is eating the world,” said Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners. “Our survey points to the fact that open source is eating the software world.”

Historically, the primary reason one opted for open source tech was cost. Open source is free so that makes sense. However, this article points out that now, this is actually only the 3rd largest motivator for choosing open source. What are the top two?

  1. Quality
  2. Freedom from vendor lock in
  3. Price
That’s right. In addition to being less expensive, open source technologies consistently deliver a higher quality product. More over, it keeps companies from being beholden to a single platform or vendor for providing solutions. If you’re technology is tied to a specific platform or vendor you’re on their schedule and roadmap for improvements, upgrades, maintenance, etc. However, open source tech gives you the freedom and flexibility of choice. It’s beautiful.
Best of all, it’s not just start ups or new tech companies coming to these conclusions. Executives at many large corporations in every industry are starting to realize the value of open source. If you’re still being held hostage by your internal IT departments and using outdated and expensive technologies, read this article and know it doesn’t have to be that way.
As technology choices and innovation become more and more critical to staffing companies, considering open source tech is something that can be a game changer for your firm. If you want to learn more about how open source technology can benefit your staffing firm contact us and let’s discuss!

 

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