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Open Source Cloud Strategies Help Firms Innovate

Open source clouds win on costs, freedom and scalability, says a report

Almost three quarters of UK IT managers believe open source cloud technology could boost innovation within their own organisations, according to a new report.

The research, carried out by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by cloud provider Rackspace, found that 74 percent of respondents believe using open source cloud technology made their business more innovative.

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The study also found that cost efficiency, vendor neutrality and scalability were stated as the main benefits that help to drive this innovation by 65 percent, 52 percent and 37 percent respectively.

The survey of IT managers from 250 UK enterprise and public sector organisations that currently outsource IT services also found that the benefits associated with open source technology are encouraging greater adoption.

Over half (56 percent) of those using open source cloud said usage is increasing. This was particularly true in the retail and financial services sectors (70 percent) and (69 percent) both noting a significant increase in open source cloud adoption.

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