In our recent GovLoop survey we found that 38% of government professionals are using open source software at their agencies at a basic level. What benefits has leveraging open source brought these agencies? And what’s standing in the way of agencies taking their open source strategy to the next level? We asked these questions and interviewed those on the cutting edge of open source in our new guide, Agency of the Future: Open Source.
We surveyed 233 government professionals and found the majority of respondents agree that moving to open source can offer agencies a multitude of benefits. When we asked respondents to identify the advantages of open source, each of the following were selected by at least 60% of respondents: improved efficiency and productivity, the thought leadership of the open source community, and ease of information exchange. Additionally, survey respondents shared that open source is most often the best way to leverage other critical technologies such as big data, cloud and mobile.
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With the opportunity open source presents, why did only 20% of respondents rely on open source to meet agency needs? 60% of respondents cited that their biggest obstacle to an open-source based strategy is a lack of education.
That’s one of the reasons we published this guide. This report cuts through the hype to clarify how open source can transform your agency and prepare your operations for the future. Lack of knowledge should not stand in the way of reaping the benefits of open source
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