News: Rupee slide: Indian cos opt for open-source softwares to cut costs

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Rupee slide: Indian cos opt for open-source softwares to cut costs

Recognising the cost benefits and flexibility that open source software offers over propriety software, Indian enterprises are increasingly opting for it. Licensing costs raised by a fallen rupee is likely to hasten this. With companies such as Hungama Digital, Uttam Energy, iGate etc joining the ranks, the list of companies opting for open source software is growing steadily.

Recognising the cost benefits and flexibility that open source software offers over propriety software, Indian enterprises are increasingly opting for it. Licensing costs raised by a fallen rupee is likely to hasten this. With companies such as Hungama Digital, Uttam Energy, iGate etc joining the ranks, the list of companies opting for open source software is growing steadily.

ET quoted Amit Vora, chief technology officer of Hungama Digital, as saying, "The open source ecosystem and the ability to boost inter-operability is big selling factor. Plus, you don't have to be at the mercy of the vendors to provide customised features and innovation.”

According to research firm Gartner, the Indian enterprise software market, which is expected to reach about Rs 25,600 crore this year, is expected to touch about Rs 43,700 crore by 2017.

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