Strategic drivers of open source software adoption in the public sector: Challenges and opportunities

Maha Shaikh, Tony Cornford

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This paper draws upon the results of a qualitative study on the procurement and adoption of open source software by public sector organizations spanning Europe, Brazil and the USA. The premise of this work was to understand the role cost or total cost of ownership of software plays in government procurement decisions. We found, however, that this was more a rhetoric to gain acceptance for open source and to achieve a level playing field. Interviews with key stakeholders from government agencies and system integrators led us to understand and organize our findings on open source adoption under four broad categories; economic concerns, technical and development features, risk management, and innovation and strategic issues. We conclude with a number of insights to help other public sector organizations make better procurement decisions for information technology.

Idioma originalAnglès
Títol de la publicacióECIS 2012 - Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems
EditorAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (imprès)9788488971548
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 2012
Publicat externament
Esdeveniment20th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2012 - Barcelona, Spain
Durada: 10 de juny 201213 de juny 2012

Sèrie de publicacions

NomECIS 2012 - Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems

Conferència

Conferència20th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2012
País/TerritoriSpain
CiutatBarcelona
Període10/06/1213/06/12

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