1Create an Open-Source Software (OSS) Policy
2It’s Time to Place Open Source on Equal Footing With Proprietary Software
3Develop an Open-Source Software Support Approach
4Create an ROI Framework for Open-Source Adoption
5Find Out What Open-Source Software the Enterprise Is Already Using
Memory-based inventories of open-source software are guaranteed to be incomplete. Now is the time to check all your software and licenses and see what open-source technology your company might already be using. This can help make the case for more investment if the company is already using open source and getting good results from it.
6Incorporate Open-Source Software into the Company’s Cloud Strategy
Many cloud infrastructures are built on open-source technologies. In addition, cloud is moving more and more into the mainstream, which means this is the one area where open source can have a big impact. Some of the most innovative technologies deployed in the cloud are open source—Apache, mongoDB and Hadoop—to name a few. At least 80 percent of operating systems in the cloud are based on Linux.