Executives are choosing OpenSource software solutions and finding great success. More and more organizations are choosing it over proprietary software and a lot more will make this transition in years to come. Understanding the concept of open source software and its functionality is key to utilizing the benefits. Charter Global has the knowledge and experience for the most successful Open Source transition.
1) Affordability: There is no need to spend a fortune on proprietary software where additional charges for maintenance and software updates are involved. With open source software, contributors make all the needed changes. It performs well in real time because of the contributions from multiple individual experts. There is always a customized version that meets specific requirements out there!
2) Customizable: Open source software shares its source code, making it quite easy to understand and modify as required. This is unlike commercial software, where every time a change is required in the product, the vendor has to be contacted, and then wait for them to deliver the feature (which can take forever).
3) Adaptive: The source code of the open source software is available publicly and its modifications are not limited to a particular person or organization. Additionally, it has an extendibility scope that is not limited to any particular design or architecture. Because of these factors, anyone can use the open source software, as it was designed using ideas from multiple people with varied intentions. Therefore it stands a better chance of performing well in complex scenarios.
4) Solid Security: Security is better in the open source system, because there are experienced experts from all over, always looking out for possible security loopholes and fixing them. This is one feature that gives the open source an edge over proprietary software.
5) Better Support: Typical OpenSource Software Solutions has numerous documentations as well as community wikis that host answers to frequently asked questions. Individuals and group experts who worked on the technology/platform are available on online open source forums. Some of the open source vendors are also available to provide support for the software for a small fee.
6) Finding Resources: As mentioned in the previous point, resources for open source are available everywhere. On the other hand, commercial software developers seldom share their codes or documentation to everyone. So, this makes it quite difficult to find the resources or build knowledge in that technology.