Read all about it, the book is out! The Open Source Enterprise: Harnessing the Economics of Open Technology. (PDF, 80 pages, 720 KB)

Today, the vast majority of enterprises run open-source software in their IT environments. But when planning business and IT strategy, organizations that understand the opportunities afforded by open source can gain significant competitive advantages. Enterprises should carefully evaluate whether open-source or proprietary alternatives meet their long-term business needs in terms of license fee structure, support costs, flexibility, transparency of the product roadmap, and fast access to innovation.

This eBook explores the advantages and possible disadvantages of open-source software, the mission-critical areas of the enterprise IT environment where open source is increasingly being used, guidance on how to get started with open source, and the advantages of Sun's proven, open-source software solutions. Read on.