What you need to know about Open-Source software and its benefits to your business
The Secret to Increasing the Value of Your Business at Minimum Cost to You
(No hidden tricks)
What is Open-Source Software & How does it work?
Open-source software has gained preference over proprietary products over the past couple of years by challenging the commercial standard for what 'user friendly' software should be. It is an attractive prospect as it allows free access to the 'blueprint' (or source code) of a product to whoever uses it. This is significant because (the once dominating) commercial products restrict the accessibility and control of software capabilities and design to only its copyright holders, giving you little freedom to tailor it to your personal or business needs.
Open-source software, however, has little to no licensing restrictions, meaning all the same functions are available to the public without any profit standing to be made. This open sharing creates a collaborative community of users who constantly make improvements to meet user expectations, leading to software that develops and a rate much rapidly than commercial vendors.
Ultimately, you will be receiving a higher quality product that: Intuitively addresses your needs and expectations, and, is stronger in its usability, reliability, and, security at almost zero-cost to your business.
How will Open-Source Software add value to your business?
Knowing about open-source software is important for your business because you need to be aware that you have the option of a free and 'in-tune' alternative to proprietary software, even if you may never code a piece of software in your life.
Commercial vendors fall short with their lack of transparency and reliability. You could be at great financial risk if the security of all your information relies on a company that may or may not continue the development and support of the product you have invested in. With open source software you can get support from anyone, anywhere, at any time; it provides the most security and cost effective choices.
In short, from open-source software your business gains the benefits of:
Low Cost: You get services and opportunities that greatly increase your revenue, without paying for software copies, or user licenses as your business grows.
Control: Using open-source software allows you to be in control of your business. Unlike commercial software you can be the master of your own destiny.
Flexibility: You can tailor it, or get a third party to tailor the product to your business's specific needs.
Reliability: It is just as stable as commercial products, and less prone to malfunctions.
Longevity: You can take your open-source material to any third party for support and upgrades.
Support: Open source community is full of people who can provide support and solutions, unlike most software giants, who provide poor service and local support.
It is ironic how a free to use platform can help you increase the value of your business. You don't have to spend a cent on taking advantage of its capabilities, you get software that can:
Lower the financial risk to your business.
Meet the needs and expectations of your customers.
Create a higher customer satisfaction rate leading to increased growth and profits for your business.
Open-source has benefited many websites, there are triple the amount of open-source based websites today, than websites that were built using commercial products. Such an evident contrast makes it clear that there are many businesses out there that have greatly benefited from open-source products and you can experience its advantages as well.