5 Reasons for Using Open-Source Software

Open-Source Software

At the present, a number of open-source software are accessible over the Internet. One of the most popular is Magento. Magento, combined with other open-source technologies, enable businesses all over the world to make reliable and flexible customer-oriented solutions. It is most especially beneficial to web developing companies that desire cost-effective mediums but with limited budgets. Many are still skeptical about open-source, but the software poses practical and philosophical reasons that should not be ignored.

  1. Enterprise Administration Solutions Each and every industry has unique problems and requirements that need equally unique solutions. It is nearly impossible to create a solution to solve any kind of problem. Through the open-source software, businesses can modify solutions according to their particular needs.
  2. Support Open-source software is supported by a big community of program developers, who are always accessible through the Internet. It generally comes with a well-planned documentation, which is extremely useful for operating and setting up the software.
  3. Customization Customization is the major difference between a closed and open source software. The latter allows developers to make a solution that specifically targets the needs of their consumers. With modified solutions for controlling daily activities, businesses will surely benefit most from this.
  4. Greater Security Open-source has higher security than proprietary operating systems. It announces and fixes bugs quickly as well.
  5. Freely Obtainable One of the greatest reasons of using open source software is that it is for free. You simply need to download the program online and you can start using it. This does not only allow users to use saved resources, but also decreases their overall expenses.

 Open-source software empowers users when their rights are restricted. It encourages enterprises to co-operate with one another to enjoy mutual benefits. However, it lacks technical support due to its multi-company built. Fortunately, you can still get help from its large community of users through emails, chats and blogs.   Sign up for our weekly blog summary and newsletter!

Charlie Alsmiller

Throughout his career, Charlie Alsmiller has focused on customer problems in difficult industries such as Energy and Telecommunications. Prior to starting Appterra in 2005, Alsmiller was VP of Global Operations for Allegro Development, a leading provider of software for the energy sector. He has also served as president of OmniSpace Technologies, a leading SaaS provider that he founded in 1999. He spent over 10 years in the consulting world with Price Waterhouse and Deloitte Consulting, where he participated in a wide variety of projects for very high profile clients. Mr. Alsmiller holds a BBA from Baylor University in Management and Information Systems and a MBA from the University of Dallas in International Business. Specialties: Technology ventures, Enterprise Software, Contract Negotiation, International Operations, Private Equity, Product Management, Strategic Alliances, Software Implementation, Software Development

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