Open source software is stoking innovation in cloud, mobility and big data, according to new research. The results of the sixth annual Future of Open Source Survey found that 40% of significant technology innovations from new projects in open source are cloud-based. Another 19% were in mobile apps with 15% devoted to mobile enterprise.
The research questioned around 740 respondents and found that in nearly a third of companies, open source software was deployed throughout three-quarters of an organisation. The quality of open source in one of the top three reasons for adoption in the enterprise, the survey found. Freedom from vendor lock-in and lower costs were the other two.
Source: Cloud Pro