Working Paper Series, Department of informatics, Copenhagen Business School
Michael Holm Larsen, Jesper Holck and Mogens Kühn Pedersen
The Challenges of Open Source Software in IT Adoption
Abstract: The paper presents an explorative study of Open Source
Software (OSS) focusing on the managerial decisions for acquisition of OSS.
Based on three case studies we argue that whereas small organizations often
may chose adoption of OSS expecting significant cost savings, a major
barrier for larger organizations’ adoption of OSS lies in the
organizations’ consolidation of the enterprise architectures, in addition
to that OSS will not be adopted before satisfactory delivery and
procurement models for OSS are established.
Keywords: Open Source Software; OSS; Enterprise Architecture; Total Cost of Ownership; Delivery and Procurement Model; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: O30; (follow links to similar papers)
20 pages, September 20, 2004
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