Open source software is never completely free, in the financial sense. Even if the applications themselves are available at no cost, businesses still need to pay for support, training, data migration and other needs. But just how much open source costs can be open for debate.
There’s good news in a recent study of companies’ IT budgets: Firms are starting to invest in IT security. But the bad news: They aren’t spending that money in the right places.
IT investments can help companies boost the bottom line – but only if the money is spent wisely. A new report offers some help with how to spend the IT budget.
The good news: Most executives report their companies are doing pretty well when it comes to IT security. The bad news: It probably isn’t true.
Reports show that for most companies, the IT budget is growing or at least staying flat – however, many have to use that extra money to fix aging infrastructure that is in need of an upgrade.
Many businesses are saving money by turning to cloud computing services. But too often, companies fail to consider some common hidden costs and don’t save as much as they had planned.