Technology spending can be saved by ‘open source data integration software’

2 March 2010

Businesses should adopt open source data integration technology to help reduce spending, a software expert has claimed.

François Mero, general manager-EMEA at Talend, made the comments following a report by Forrester Research that showed application maintenance and operations will account for more than half of company IT budgets.

Mr Mero said: “Open source data integration software allows you to integrate a company’s legacy system with other applications, enabling businesses coming out of the recession to benefit from efficient and cost effective upgrades as well as greater flexibility to develop data management techniques.”

He added that open source software has numerous benefits for organisations including offering better value for money, greater flexibility and more control over their IT solutions.

Statistics from Forrester’s research revealed that 41 per cent of organisations and 21 per cent of small-to-medium enterprises are planning on upgrading their accounting software.

Return-on-investment research from Talend showed that typical use of open source data integration software can help an organisation save up to 80 per cent when compared with other software solutions.

By Jim Ottewill

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