Panel: CIOs Wary of Open-Source Enterprise AppsBy Peter Galli | Posted 2007-04-23 Email Print
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Analysts and company representatives at the Linux/Open Source on Wall Street conference discuss the obstacles in the way of mainstream adoption of mission-critical open-source applications.NEW YORKJust how comfortable are CIOs in the enterprise with the use of Linux and open-source solutions, particularly on the mission-critical application front?
That was the question put before the closing panel at the Linux/Open Source on Wall Street conference here on April 23, entitled "Selling Open Source to the CIO."
Venu Pemmaraju, senior investment manager for Intel Capital, which invests in open-source companies, said that while users were comfortable with open technologies on the infrastructure side, they were not yet comfortable on the enterprise application front.
Monica Kumar, the senior director of product marketing for Linux and open source at Oracle, said customers were primarily interested in whether a solution could solve their business problem and, if so, what its value proposition was, rather than whether it was proprietary or open source.
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