With more than 50% of Fortune 500 companies using open source software (OSS) for mission-critical workloads, OSS has become a critical driver of both innovation and, more importantly, business success.
But what do companies who have had the most success with OSS have in common, and what can other companies learn from their successes and failures?
About the Forrester Consulting Study
In this commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Perforce, Forrester Consulting reveals the details of an industry survey targeting decision-makers at North American enterprises, and delivers key insights and analysis on how open source is being used within enterprises today, including:
- Why more than 50% of Fortune 500 enterprise use OSS
- How OSS adoption is connected to positive business outcomes
- Why well-formed OSS adoption strategies are critical to success
- The importance of internal and external OSS expertise
- And more
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A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Perforce.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about the Forrester Consulting study? Take a minute to review our answers to these frequently asked questions.
Yes. This study targeted decision makers at North American enterprise organizations. The software these enterprise organizations are working with are likely open source enterprise software, by necessity.
The benefits of open source software are far-reaching for enterprise organizations, even in categories we don’t typically associate with open source ROI – like developer satisfaction/retention. This study dives in on the open source benefits that Enterprise organization are experiencing, and why open source software benefits like reduced licensing costs are just the tip of the iceberg.
There are a wide array of open source advantages and disadvantages, as mentioned above. And, despite the long list of potential benefits, there are risks of open source. It’s up to each company to weigh the open source benefits and risks, and decide if it’s right for them. (Spoiler alert: the vast majority of companies are using open source in some capacity).
Yes, this open source study provides detailed analysis on the state of open source adoption, including details on open source issues and open source problems that teams face when adopting open source software.
Anybody who is interested in open source strategy, open source governance, open source risks, or the importance of defining an open source software strategy should read this study.