Whitepaper : How to Choose Between Paid and Open-Source Software Solutions

Presenter: Robert Agar
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The choice between paid and open-source software tools can be a confusing one for decision makers. The promise of obtaining software that can reduce costs while providing the same level of functionality can be very alluring. There are very few software procurement professionals who are not interested in saving their organizations some money.

At first glance, going with an open-source solution may appear to be an easy decision. But as with many other supposedly less expensive offerings likely to be encountered throughout a lifetime, there may be underlying issues that are not immediately apparent. When all aspects are considered, the answer is not so clear-cut, even if the only goal was to use the less expensive alternative.

In this whitepaper, we look at the differentiating factors that inform the decision to use an open-source or paid software tool. Cost is not as simple a calculation as it seems.

Presenter: Robert Agar

Robert Agar spent a long and diverse career specializing in data backup, recovery, and compliance among other areas of the IT world. Tired of being woken up at all hours to provide support, he embarked on a new career as a freelance writer focusing on various areas of the tech sector. Outside interests include music, sports, and poker. He shares his home office with two green-cheeked conures who suggest topics and engage in the occasional proofreading exercise.

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