The adoption of open source increases as businesses look to tighten their IT budgets.


UK businesses and government agencies are increasingly adopting open source technology solutions as the credit crunch takes hold, according to open source firm Alfresco Software.

It was claimed to be a reversal of the trend seen during the second half of 2007, with companies looking for better value for money when renewing software licenses. The UK, traditionally cautious when it came to open source, also had the second strongest growth market after the US.

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