Top UK open source companies to watch

Our pick of open source companies offering affordable and flexible services for CIOs

Open source software is gaining popularity among thrifty CIOs searching for a flexible and agile escape from vendor lock-in.

The growing value of open source is illustrated by IBM's $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, whose 2019 survey of almost 1,000 senior IT leaders showed 89% of them believe that enterprise open source is important to their organisation's strategy. In the UK, a third of respondents said they expect to use more open source and less proprietary software in the future.

Here's our pick of UK-based open source companies to watch this year. Let us know if you think there are any we've missed.

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