Accenture, more than two-thirds of organizations anticipate increasing their investment in it this year, and almost 40% said that they expect to migrate mission-critical software to open source within the next 12 months.Open-source software is at an inflection point in the enterprise. According to a survey by
The survey reflects a pattern that's best illustrated by Red Hat's most recent financial results. In the past year, its revenues were up 20%. All parts of its business are showing growth, with particular strength in middleware. The company signed the largest deal in its history during the last quarter. According to Datamation, Red Hat renewed all of its top 25 deals during the quarter at over 120% of their original value.
Accenture surveyed 300 blue-chip organizations in both the public and private sector and found that half of the respondents are fully committed to open source. That validates Red Hat own findings that that 88% of all companies that use open source will increase their investments in 2010.
Some of the other findings in the survey:
Open source is on a trajectory to become dominant over the next 10 years. That's great news for companies like Red Hat, which are already seeing the upside in revenues that comes with open-source adoption.