Open source software has been around for decades, but the modern open source movement has completely changed the software landscape. It used to be that a small business seeking to run an e-mail, web, file or voice-over-IP server, let alone workstations had to pay through the nose for proprietary solutions that while often were well supported, were so cost prohibitive that the financial overhead imposed significant margin compression.
Now that Linux is no longer a new word in the small business vocabulary it’s time to consider where it may fit in to your company. Running a small business has a lot to do with managing resources efficiently and enhancing productivity wherever possible. Open source software can help.