With the deepening of the credit crisis and meltdown in the financial industry, IT budgets in big companies are in a big squeeze.
Companies are looking to optimize their IT budgets and seriously looking at return on their investments. The commercial software license costs; be in hardware, operating system, infrastructure, database, commercial applications and consulting & support, is being reviewed and seriously considered for optimising and cost cutting.
Open source software and solutions have a great opportunity to survive and benefit in this economy as they provide better returns for the companies that are looking to save huge licensing costs and greater availability of solutions and software that can be easily adopted.
Open source software and solutions have matured over years and a bigger community to support them. There are several solutions from multiple vendors for business problems and substantially less expensive compared to commercial software from the proprietary software companies.
According to statistics, open source solutions did really well during the last economic downturn in the year 2000 and 2001.
Aghreni technologies started at Banglore, India realising the potential of open-source technologies and solutions and its impact on society and enterprises, is focussing on providing open source technology services and solutions.
Aghreni’s business solutions practices provides consulting and implementation services major open source ERP, BI, Content Management and Email Marketing applications.
Aghreni provides product incubation and services on open source technologies like Java, perl and php. It has an interesting mix of services on open source technologies and trying to promote them in a big way. It has also embarked in creating the talent pool locally through their education services targetted at college students who would like to build their career on open source technologies early in their college.