Indian IT decision makers are turning to open source to drive digital innovation to support business with new capabilities, a study said on Monday. 51 percent of respondents reported that their organizations have implemented open source solution while 49 percent of respondents plan to expand/implement open source solutions within the next 12 months, said open source solutions provider Red Hat which conducted the study with market research firm Forrester Consulting. Also Read - Why Indian engineers are missing the mark for the jobs they set out to pursueAlso Read - IT department warns taxpayers about fake SMS phishing attacks: Report
“The power of participation and collaboration of open source is no longer just an IT initiative but has become a top business priority for many enterprises in India,” said Rajesh Rege, Managing Director, Red Hat, India, in a statement. 86 percent of survey respondents highlighted reducing cost/improving efficiency as one of their key business initiatives within the next 12 months, the findings showed. 53 percent of respondents use open source to both support business innovation with new capabilities and to engage in an open ecosystem of innovation partners.
“Respondents from India anticipate that their organization s use of open source will increase in Internet of Things by 45 percent whereas 43 percent believe that open source will help increase their agile hybrid Cloud infrastructure, application development and DevOps environments,” the study noted. The study surveyed 455 CIOs and senior IT decision makers from nine countries in Asia Pacific. ALSO READ: Indian IT industry to benefit hugely from demonetization: Nasscom
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