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Live Now: Making IT work in the real world

Open source, proprietary or a little bit of both?

Regcast Join experts from The Register, Microsoft, Novell & Freeform Dynamics from 2pm BST today as they look at the benefits, costs and risks of proprietary, open source and hybrid environments - all in glorious interactive video.

Whether organisations benefit more from using open source-based solutions or those supplied from traditional proprietary software vendors is often debated at a theoretical level.

In reality, organisations use solutions that give them some form of business benefit or that address particular pain points, using a mix of proprietary and open source. The balance varies organisation by organisation, but in the real world there are few closed shops.

Our panel will be tackling these theories and talking points live, dishing out practical real world advice and debate on the following:

  • What organisations adopt when it comes to open source and proprietary
  • How open source and proprietary can fit side by side
  • Virtualisation and flexible operations
  • Novell and Microsoft working together
  • Selling in the ideas and getting started

There'll be plenty of time for your questions, so if you have something you would like an educated answer on, now’s your chance.

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