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Thursday, 07 March 2019 12:00

Is open source software really free?

Does open source software mean there are no costs? In which cases does a company have to pay for using this type of application?

Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:00

Is open source secure?

Can the application, whose source code everyone can access, be fully secure? Does access to the source code have any relation to its security? And above all - is open source safe? Check out the answers to these questions in the second article in the series about open source.

In recent years, open source software has become more and more popular. What is open source, what does it mean that the code is open and what benefits does it bring to companies?

There’s a large variety of CRM vendors on the market right now. Each of them has a different approach to creating their software and it’s mostly based on the actual potential of the company, both technical and personal. I assume that every single vendor would love to say how ideal their product is, and how many tests it has undergone. Unfortunately, in most if the cases, the reality is not always as picture-perfect as we would like it to be.

As an example I could enumerate the IT leaders, such as Microsoft, Google, or Facebook, who provide detailed and elaborate documentation for all the modifications they introduce, and a complete set of instructions for implementing their software. Today, however, I’m going to focus on what I know best - open source CRMs.

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