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Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA) of Open Source and the need to build a policy



Document Author:

Chuck Gray


Document ID:

WP101851


Doc. Organization:

e-business Solutions Technical Support


Document Revised:

02/08/2011


Product(s) covered:

All Products; All Products







Abstract: If your customer is looking at the Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA) of Open Source solutions as it relates to Information Management and/or Business Intelligence. There is more to costs of open source than the cost of acquisition. This information is about the risk of putting the open source in the business, and considerations to address them. This is also not an open source is bad document. Open Source is a major value add to the industry, and IBM is a major investor in it.

In addition to Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA) you must validate the Open Source  Policy Model r1.docIn addition to Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA) you must validate the Open Source Policy Model r1.doc



Classification:

Hardware; Software; Services; Solutions

Category:

Product Positioning

Solution(s):

Business Integration; Business Intelligence; Customer Relationship Management (CRM)



Platform(s):

Cross-Platform

S/W Pillar(s):

Information Management; WebSphere

O/S:

AIX; Linux

Keywords:

BAO, Business Intelligence, Open Source Policy, IMF


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