The best C-suite execs are on board with open source – are you?

Over the years, open source software has become integral to every organization’s technology stack. It is a core part of many an IT leader’s strategy for boosting agility, cost-efficiency and innovation. Recent research shows that 80% of IT managers using enterprise open source plan to increase their use in the next two years, seeing business benefits including improved ability to take advantage of emerging technologies such as AI, containers and edge computing.

However, open source shouldn’t just be the preserve of developers and IT teams. For it to have a transformative impact business-wide, the C-suite needs to understand how it can be harnessed. With leaders under pressure to embrace the rapidly evolving AI movement, which is largely drawing on open development, now is a pertinent time to explore open source more comprehensively across the organization. Here are four pointers to get started.

Joanna Hodgson

UK country leader at Red Hat.

Understand what the ‘enterprise’ in ‘enterprise open source’ means to your business


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