You see it all the time: a company offers a Free! product that does exactly what you need. But free often comes with associated costs of one kind or another.
During this session, Brenda Huettner will go over some of the most common types of expenses associated with free (such as time, effort, portability, expertise required, licensing issues, and compatibility). She’ll talk about the types of “free,” and look at open source, ad-supported, and limited-functionality models. She’ll also take a close look at some popular free programs to evaluate first hand what they might really cost you and your company.