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Open source software is the way of the future. Source: Unsplash/Mikhail.

Strategy
Faten Healy

Open source software and DevOps: What are they, and how can your business benefit?

Authors
Faten Healy
Software
6 minute Read

Small and medium enterprises are the lifeblood of Australia’s economy. But with digital technologies radically transforming customer expectations and the way business is conducted, SMEs are under increasing pressure to innovate.

Against this backdrop, open source software represents a golden opportunity, offering Australian SMEs a route to innovation and a surefire way to develop extraordinary software and services, inevitably leading to business growth.

What is open source software?

The world runs on software and especially open source. In fact, 99% of software projects contain an open source component. From hotel bookings to banking, so many new applications are built with code that anyone can inspect, modify and enhance. That’s because open source software is built and maintained publicly, meaning developers from all over the world can contribute to a single software project.

Put simply, open source is an enabler of innovation, increasing collaboration, enhancing security, optimising software reliability, and improving the quality of your digital services.

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