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.
Open source software is a viable option for businesses and can deliver many benefits besides cost savings. But organizations must prepare for some challenges along the way.
A number of free and open source security tools were released last week at the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. Here are six that IT managers can use today to quickly identify weak spots in the corporate network:
Companies are expanding their use of enterprise Linux, citing benefits such as lower costs, improved security and a better ability to handle big data, according to a recent survey.
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