TRAP@NCI

Use and Extent of Open Source Products Vis-a-vis Proprietary Products A Comparative Study.

Bhonsle, Sonal (2004) Use and Extent of Open Source Products Vis-a-vis Proprietary Products A Comparative Study. Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

[img] PDF (Diploma)
Download (1MB)

Abstract

Open Source software has been in the picture since a long time. A lot of small and leading organisations have started to deploy Open Source products and support the Open Source movement. The study attempts to make a comparison between Open Source and proprietary products. It also tries to comprehend the use and extent of Open Source products in the Irish market. Various issues encouraging and discouraging the use of Open Source are discussed. Details of companies deploying Open Source software are also highlighted. The primary data is collected through a survey. Other data is collected from Internet and other literature. The collected data is compared with the empirical data gathered in the literature review. It appeared that cost, considerable reduction in licensing fees and security are the major criterion for acquiring Open Source products. Others factors such as customisation, stability, ease of use, support are also important.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Electronic Commerce
Divisions: School of Computing > Higher Diploma in Business in eBusiness
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2010 15:17
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 13:48
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/432

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item