Open Source in SME’s

    Bart Van Loon


  19th November 2009
The next 45 minutes. . .


   Introduction


   Introduction to Open Source
       What is it?
       What does it mean?
 ...
Who am I?



    Bart Van Loon
    2003: introduced to Open Source
    1999-2005: some studies on
    Computer Science, Ma...
Zeropoint.IT




      facilitates software development outsourcing to Pakistan
      strong focus on Open Source software...
Introduction to Open Source
Open Source
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a. . .




         Kind of Technology?
         Movement?
         Soft...
Open Source
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a. . .




         Kind of Technology?
         Movement?
         Soft...
Gratis?
FLOSS




          Confusion about the name: Free Software.
Gratis?
FLOSS




          Confusion about the name: Free Software.
          Free       <vs>    Free        ?
Gratis?
FLOSS




          Confusion about the name: Free Software.
          Free       <vs>    Free        ?
          ...
Gratis?
FLOSS




          Confusion about the name: Free Software.
          Free       <vs>    Free        ?
          ...
Gratis?
FLOSS




          Confusion about the name: Free Software.
          Free       <vs>    Free        ?
          ...
What does it mean?
Why use Open Source?




                       It’s all about freedom!

                        1. Use...
Myths about Open Source Software
   #1: Open Source Software isn’t reliable or supported
Myths about Open Source Software
   #2: Thousands of developers will suddenly start
   working for me for nothing
Myths about Open Source Software
   #3: The Open Source movement isn’t sustainable
Myths about Open Source Software
   #4: Open Source is playing catch up to Microsoft and
   the commercial world
Myths about Open Source Software
   #5: Open-Source Development Is Done by Hobbyists
   and Students
Open Source to reduce costs in an SME
Most important advantage of Open Source Software



                No advantage          14%

               Better secur...
Costs for the IT infrastructure in an SME
And how Open Source can lower them

         Purchase cost




    No license co...
Costs for the IT infrastructure in an SME
And how Open Source can lower them

         Purchase cost
         Implementati...
Costs for the IT infrastructure in an SME
And how Open Source can lower them

         Purchase cost
         Implementati...
Costs for the IT infrastructure in an SME
And how Open Source can lower them

         Purchase cost
         Implementati...
Switching to Open Source
   Handle with care. . .
Switching to Open Source
   . . . hire a professional. . .
Switching to Open Source
   . . . and one day, it might be good for you.
Contact me
Let’s connect!




  Bart Van Loon
  bart@zeropoint.it
  (+32) 472/94.14.34

  blog: http://bbbart.eu/blog
  tw...
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Open Source in your company

  1. 1. Open Source in SME’s Bart Van Loon 19th November 2009
  2. 2. The next 45 minutes. . . Introduction Introduction to Open Source What is it? What does it mean? Myths Open Source to reduce costs in an SME Advantages of Open Source IT in an SME Switching
  3. 3. Who am I? Bart Van Loon 2003: introduced to Open Source 1999-2005: some studies on Computer Science, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence 2006: started first company 2007: co-founded Zeropoint.IT (Picture by Pitslamp.be)
  4. 4. Zeropoint.IT facilitates software development outsourcing to Pakistan strong focus on Open Source software and philosophy international company, running for 99% on Open Source infrastructure
  5. 5. Introduction to Open Source
  6. 6. Open Source Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a. . . Kind of Technology? Movement? Software Distribution Model? Business Model? Software License Property?
  7. 7. Open Source Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a. . . Kind of Technology? Movement? Software Distribution Model? Business Model? Software License Property!
  8. 8. Gratis? FLOSS Confusion about the name: Free Software.
  9. 9. Gratis? FLOSS Confusion about the name: Free Software. Free <vs> Free ?
  10. 10. Gratis? FLOSS Confusion about the name: Free Software. Free <vs> Free ? It’s about Freedom ⇒ Libre!
  11. 11. Gratis? FLOSS Confusion about the name: Free Software. Free <vs> Free ? It’s about Freedom ⇒ Libre! or was it “Open Source”?
  12. 12. Gratis? FLOSS Confusion about the name: Free Software. Free <vs> Free ? It’s about Freedom ⇒ Libre! or was it “Open Source”? FLOSS: Free/Libre/Open Source Software
  13. 13. What does it mean? Why use Open Source? It’s all about freedom! 1. Use 2. Study 3. Modify 4. Distribute
  14. 14. Myths about Open Source Software #1: Open Source Software isn’t reliable or supported
  15. 15. Myths about Open Source Software #2: Thousands of developers will suddenly start working for me for nothing
  16. 16. Myths about Open Source Software #3: The Open Source movement isn’t sustainable
  17. 17. Myths about Open Source Software #4: Open Source is playing catch up to Microsoft and the commercial world
  18. 18. Myths about Open Source Software #5: Open-Source Development Is Done by Hobbyists and Students
  19. 19. Open Source to reduce costs in an SME
  20. 20. Most important advantage of Open Source Software No advantage 14% Better security 3% Easier to customize 17% Lower cost 22% Less dependence on vendors 44%
  21. 21. Costs for the IT infrastructure in an SME And how Open Source can lower them Purchase cost No license costs at all!
  22. 22. Costs for the IT infrastructure in an SME And how Open Source can lower them Purchase cost Implementation cost Same as with proprietary solutions, but: no vendor lock-in!
  23. 23. Costs for the IT infrastructure in an SME And how Open Source can lower them Purchase cost Implementation cost Ongoing Operations cost Same same
  24. 24. Costs for the IT infrastructure in an SME And how Open Source can lower them Purchase cost Implementation cost Ongoing Operations cost Administration and Support cost Similar, but: no vendor lock-in and possibility to insource!
  25. 25. Switching to Open Source Handle with care. . .
  26. 26. Switching to Open Source . . . hire a professional. . .
  27. 27. Switching to Open Source . . . and one day, it might be good for you.
  28. 28. Contact me Let’s connect! Bart Van Loon bart@zeropoint.it (+32) 472/94.14.34 blog: http://bbbart.eu/blog twitter: @b b b a r t Slides on http://www. slideshare.net/bbbart/

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