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Application Development: CIO in Action — Implications of Microsoft's Open Source Announcement

Application Development: CIO in Action — Implications of Microsoft's Open Source Announcement

This IDC study focuses on Microsoft's open source announcement and analyzes the implications to CIOs and other IT decision makers, especially for their application development initiatives. This study examines Microsoft's historical position with respect to open source and the shift in the company's position in the past couple of years. The document addresses key questions for CIOs and other IT decision makers: What does it mean? Should I care? What actions should I take?

"CIOs already using open source tools, technologies, and solutions are likely to welcome this shift from Microsoft as it helps validate their open source position," says Sanjay Gupta, adjunct analyst with IDC's Research Network. "CIOs now have an expanded set of choices for open source application development, including the ability to extend their existing.NET investments as well as their.NET development teams."

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IT Executive Program Research Agenda
Situation Overview
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
CIOs Not Using Open Source
CIOs Already Using Open Source
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Table: IT Executive Program Research Agenda Themes
Figure: Microsoft Azure Support for Common Open Source Solutions

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