In September 2016, Red Hat and Intel commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the current trends, challenges, and perceived benefits of open source solutions among enterprises in Asia Pacific. The study seeks to take the pulse of the senior IT decision-makers and gauge their understanding of enterprise open source, the ability to aid in innovation, and increasing agility and responsiveness to customer needs.
The study reveals that among CIOs and senior IT decision makers, open source is not just a cost-saving option; it is also a strategic investment that can lead to digital innovation. It indicates open source usage is moving from community freeware to enterprise-grade solutions. Asia Pacific IT leaders view open source as improving the evolution of technologies that are key to digital transformation, including cloud, DevOps, mobility, and big data.