Survey: 80% of Enterprises Use Open Source

Vendor FuseSource Corp., which sells solutions and services based on Apache projects, has released the results of a new survey. It found that 80 percent of enterprises surveyed had replaced some proprietary software with open source software, and 21 percent had replaced at least half of their proprietary software with open source. In addition, more than half of those surveyed said that at least half of their 2011 IT projects will use open source applications.

The top reasons why companies choose open source software are cost benefits (89 percent), flexibility (73%) and technical benefits (72%).

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