CIO choices: 2. Can open source reduce lock-in?

John Leonard
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Open source software and open APIs have increased the range of options available to IT leaders, but has the problem moved elsewhere?

In an ideal world, IT leaders would be free to move data and systems to wherever performance is highest, service levels are best or prices are most reasonable. But the world is not ideal and the co...

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