Broaden Options, With Caution

We at eWeek Labs believe that the exploration of open source should be broadened but with caution.

We at eWeek Labs believe that the exploration of open source should be broadened but with caution. For example, while open-source options in the Web server and server operating system space are pretty safe bets, emerging ERP and CRM options should be approached warily, if at all, right now. Following, eWeek Labs analysts weigh the cost, functionality and comfort level of traditional applications against open-source options. A chart puts it all in perspective.