Understand the hidden costs of open source
Open source can have many hidden costs for government administrations
Although open source technology may seem like a good solution for cutting costs and increasing interoperability, there can be many hidden expenses for government administrations. Training workers on one-off open source solutions can be time-consuming and expensive.
The benefits to choosing a Microsoft solution can include:
- Lowering IT costs and reducing complexity with interoperability
- Operating at the lowest total cost of ownership over time
- Saving time and expense by using familiar software
Learn from the experiences that government organizations have had when deploying open source software on the desktop in this report.
Microsoft and open source collaboration
Find out how Microsoft is collaborating with others in the open source community to promote interoperability in mixed IT environments.
View the Microsoft Openness website