Release 4.53.52 was last modified: January 27th, 2017 by Mark Krake
For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) growth and development are markers of success, along with increasing profits. But anticipating and managing all of these quantities can be a complex and time-consuming affair which takes in day-to-day business operations, administration, inventory and stock-taking, finance management, the juggling of project deadlines and completion dates, matters of regulatory compliance, and a host of other issues.
Results of the 2015 Future of Open Source Survey suggest that some 78% of companies world-wide are actively using open source applications, while the number of enterprises not taking advantage of open source technologies or techniques in some way is less than 3%. There are several reasons for this, but all boil down to a single truth: open source is good for business. Even major IT players like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google are using opens source technology.
The continuing growth of online commerce as a driving force in modern business practices is fueling the need for enterprises to rely on connected systems, networks, and software to conduct their affairs. And there’s a need for increased efficiency and the streamlining of business operations in an environment where organisations no longer have their work forces confined to a particular location.