The New Dynamics for IT with Open Source

What is Open Source?

An open-source is software with source code that anyone can analyze, change and upgrade.

History of Open Source Software

Almost every industry in the world has gone to 100 percent remote working overnight. Businesses of all sizes and industries have learned to operate virtually and on-demand. Companies needed to be able to deliver goods and services to customers without having a physical location. New tech hubs emerged in unexpected places because workers were no longer bound by the need to be based in specific cities.

These are not insignificant accomplishments, and while this way of working was foreign to those forced to adapt during the pandemic, it was just another day in the open-source world.

Since their inception, every open source project has been worked on remotely. Consider the Linux Foundation, which currently supports well over 2,300 projects. In 2021, there were more than 28,000 active contributors to these projects, who added more than 29 million lines of code per week and came from nearly every nation on the planet.

The achievements during the pandemic, whether realized or not, drew humans closer to the open-source model, which is why open source innovation now drives much of the software world.

The term "new normal" is now thrown around as if it were pre-determined and unchanging. It isn't. This new normal is subject to individual discernment. What do you desire your business to look like? How do you wish to welcome the next wave of IT? How will you move your technology strategies closer to innovation?

The only way to get closer to this innovation and exploit it to keep up with shifting demands is by embracing open-source built technologies. Not open core or proprietary software, but open-source developed code is the cornerstone of the innovation that is driving the future of IT. Open-source progressive technology is the only way to create and adapt to these developments.

Importance of Open Source Software

Open source is at the heart of the new normal in IT. Open-source software gives you access to a channel that doesn't limit your creativity or ambitions.

Some years ago, which seems like an eternity in IT terms, 90 percent of businesses used a single cloud provider. Many CIOs may have entered the cloud before they had a firm plan, whether to get ahead of the curve or due to other demands. Nearly a decade later, some CIOs have discovered that their decisions were not the greatest for their budgets, workloads or overall strategy.

The reality is that these enterprises will not be able to choose whether or not to use a hybrid cloud; it will be forced upon them whether or not they are ready. While the cloud provides significant benefits to some applications, it is not necessary or desirable for all apps to be hosted in a public cloud. Some applications may be better suited to one cloud over another, and others may be necessary to run on-premises while accessing cloud services.

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