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OSS adoption guidelines for SMBs : ZDNet
Our Director Sachin Dabir was quoted in ZDNet article on “OSS adoption guidelines for SMBs”.
Sachin Dabir, chairman of the OSS for innovation and collaboration special interest group (SIG) at Singapore Computer Society (SCS), said such software offers “great benefits” to SMBs and enterprises and the quantum of benefits would vary in accordance with the process of adoption.
For SMBs, the considerations for adopting OSS are similar to other software, Dabir stated in his e-mail to ZDNet Asia. For instance, they need to consider whether to pursue on-premise or cloud-based deployments, and assess the cost of internal resources over outsourced support and, most importantly, look at the business functionality, he explained.
“The business functionality and cost of OSS are more important than the technology itself. Most open source business software offer zero licensing cost and nominal support subscription, which gives SMBs a choice of vendors and also saves costly upfront expenditure, thus, making it a safe and smart decision,” he added.