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Open Systems in Enterprise Computing

Companies inadvertently face increasing operational expenses. They demand for technological independence as well as secure and reliable operations of IT systems at reasonable cost. This leads to substitution of proprietary and legacy systems by open systems.

Conventional IT operations become increasingly inefficient and economically infeasible. Provisioning and scope of operation have to adapt to changed requirements. Open systems are an economically suitable alternative available today.

RSB has analyzed the potential and implications of open systems over years.

We are pioneers and visionaries regarding new ways to imple­ment and utilize IT based on open systems.

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Why Open Systems?

Decreasing marginal utility

Each new IT system increases operational expenses. Viewed in isolation, new services provide positive business cases while marginal benefits of the total IT infrastructure drop radically.

Cost of new IT systems outperform their benefit.

Management demands cost reduction

Despite IT vendors continually increase their fees, top management demands for significant annual cost reduction.

More services at lower cost.

Precarious IT operations

Long-term license and service agreements cannot be terminated easily. Increasing fixed cost absorb volatile budgets for projects. Urgent innovation is sacrificed to maintain bare operation.

No room for sustainable innovation.

Open Systems resolve the dilemma

Open systems offer demand oriented services and maintenance fees are due only where required. Overall quality is based on review and inspection as opposed to contractual obligations. Open systems are available and sustainable.

Open systems strategically lead out of the crisis.

More than free software

Leight weight project management, community support, improved quality, transparent solutions as well as flexible implementation characterize open systems.

Open Systems offer a new IT ecosystem.

A matter of time

Open systems have successfully being implemented:

Open source software is strong and dependable building block for future applications.