Found this article, Your Open Souce Plan on CIO Magazine (via Open Source Applications for Windows). The interesting point about this article is that it was written 3 years ago.
The article focused on the enterprise and how CIO are paying attention to open source, epsecially on the server end.
Open source is helping turn significant chunks of the IT infrastructure into commodities by offering alternatives to proprietary software.
Well, I believe small business owners should pay attention as well. Whether on the infrastructure or on the desktop.
IT or technology has over the years shifted from a supplementary role to an enabling role. It means that IT is no longer be a nice to have but a need to have.
For small business owners effective and resourceful leverage of open source softwares could become a competitive advantage.
Hello there, thank you for coming by Free Biz Ware. My name is Ken and I am a small business owner. Here I will be sharing my experience in using free and opensource software in the office.
Free Biz Ware is a regular column introducing free and/or open source business softwares. Although the focus is on office softwares, I will also be covering personal productivity softwares and utilities for the desktop.
One feature unique this site is the evaluation of the softwares’ usability in an international, multi-language environment. Since my business is in China, it is a must that softwares support English and Chinese.
Feel free to share any experiences you have too. I’m looking forward to learn from you.