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Open Source: Opening in a Big Way in APAC

Here’s an item on how Open Source is making big waves in the APAC region.

Open source accounts for between 25 and 70 percent of all software in Australian, Chinese, Indian and Korean companies, according to a recent IDC survey.

In an interview with ZDNet Australia sister site ZDNet Asia, Wilvin Chee, research director with IDC’s Asia-Pacific software research group, said: “Businesses are using a variety of open source software, ranging from infrastructure software and storage to enterprise applications such as CRM (customer relationship management) and ERM (enterprise resource management).”  “If you want to roll out a low-cost infrastructure in India and China, open source is definitely the way to go,” said the IDC analyst.

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