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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