2021 trends in enterprise open source

We’re now in the third year of our The State of Enterprise Open Source report in which we probe the use of and attitudes about enterprise open source. By Gordon Haff, senior principal product marketing manager at Red Hat This year we conducted interviews with...

An open foundation built for 2020

Even though the transaction closed in July, IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat has been the defining moment for open source in 2019. Valued at $34-billion, it shows the importance of open source to business growth in a digital world. By Muggie van Staden, MD of...

Open source trends to watch for 2019

Following several mergers and acquisition this year, 2019 will see open source investments starting to pay even more dividends. Given how it has become the driving force behind much of the world’s cloud-based systems, companies need to keep a close eye on the...

How to unlock the commercial value of open source software

Open source software is a powerful springboard for innovation and collaboration. When harnessed correctly it can enhance data security, expedite services through innovative coding and development, as well as unlock restrictions to commercial freedom. By Simon...

Collaboration key for building organisational resilience

Today’s world is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. In such an environment, future planning is difficult, if not impossible. As a result, organisations are increasingly focusing on becoming resilient; that is, to be able to anticipate, adapt and respond...

Get OSS benefits without the risks

Open source software continues its meteoric rise, as more and more large enterprises weave open source code into various areas of their operations, increasingly shunning the big-name, proprietary software vendors, writes Barry de Waal, chief executive of strategy and...