Open Source, a critical ingredient in the new wave of technology innovators

"The New Barbarians", the cover article in the September, 2006 issue of Forbes magazine, casts light on how a growing number of businesses are turning to open source software to create corporate value by reducing large IT investments and budgets while also achieving more.

E-Trade Financial is a perfect example, reducing their IT budget from $450 million in 2000 to $180 million in 2005 while serving 40% more customers and generating 70% more revenue. This is a good example of leveraging open source to drive shareholder value.

FireScope is on the cutting edge of this new Cheap Revolution, enabling businesses to take advantage of the best open source security applications without the headaches associated with long deployment times and expensive maintenance. If E-Trade can cut their budget in half while achieving more, imagine what you can do.

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