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More Than 40 Percent of Argentine Companies Use Open Source
LinuxInsiderDec 10 2004original
Posted by giovaDec 13 2004 - 21:58
Argentine companies are showing more interest in adopting open-source software, with 42 percent already using it and 4 percent testing it, local newspaper El Cronista reported, citing a study by local consultancy Trends Consulting
Trends ran the study in the first half of the year among 115 companies. Of the firms that use Linux Relevant Products/Services from Sybase ASE Linux Express Edition FREE, 4.5 percent plan to migrate all their systems to Linux in the short-term, 16 percent plan to adopt it only for new applications and 79.5 percent plan to analyze each application and decide case by case.

Among open-source users, "Only 7 percent of companies work with multinational open-source software providers such as Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) Latest News about Novell or Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT) Latest News about Red Hat, while most of the rest train their employees or hire independent professionals," Trends Consulting director Raul Bauer was quoted as saying.

Linux is the world's fastest growing operating system, with penetration growing at 60 percent a year in Latin America, according to statistics from international consultancy firm IDC.

By 2007, 15 percent of U.S. companies plan to run their enterprise Relevant Products/Services from Sprint -- With Sprint, business is beautiful. resource management (ERP) applications over Linux, according to a study from U.S.-based consultancy Peerstone Research. The study also showed that only 2 percent of critical systems currently run over open-source software, but Peerstone expects 7,000 US companies to migrate to Linux within three years.

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