Although it has been expected that enterprise would be shifting to more open-sourced computing – including enterprise content management solutions – in the next few years, the economy seems to be accelerating that process.
According to eWeek, the amount of companies moving to open-sourced ECM solutions is growing at a rapid pace with one Alfresco general manager for the Americas, Matt Asay, saying businesses that thought the company”s product was too risky a few years ago have reevaluated things.
That reevaluation appears to be caused by the recent economic slump which has caused many companies to look at various ways to cut costs. For many the answer is open source.
But Asay says another factor leading to the growth of the industry is the maturation of the product. He says the research has been done and now it”s proven the products work, which is the most important thing to clients.
A report earlier this year from MCSWire found that using Alfresco can drastically cut down on a business” costs. The website noted that one year of service for a 1000 user configuration of a traditional ECM solution can cost well over $800,000. The same service from Alfresco costs $33,500, according to the site.