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Research and Markets: The Market for Open Source Software in Germany
[August 23, 2004]

Research and Markets: The Market for Open Source Software in Germany

DUBLIN, Ireland --(Business Wire)-- Aug. 23, 2004 -- Analyses and Forecasts for the Open Source Software Market in Germany until 2007

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of The Market for Open Source Software in Germany to their offering.

This report analyses and forecasts for the first time ever, the market for open source software in Germany until 2007. This study offers an overview of the markets, sub-divided into platforms (server, workstation systems) and products (software, support, training, installation services). One whole chapter has been dedicated to the public sector.

For this report 150 German companies were interviewed. This includes 100 interviews with users that were quantitatively assessed as well as 50 interviews with experts that were qualitatively assessed.

Answers to Crucial Questions:

-How big is the German market for open source software and how is it likely to grow?

-What are the growth drivers?

-Into which products is the market divided?

-What are the reasons for companies to use open source?

-What are the hurdles stopping them from using open source?

-What is the response in the public sector?

-Which strategies should users and software vendors choose?

Independent results through comprehensive analyses:

-Exclusive results based on the data pertaining to German companies and experts. A representative and detailed survey of 100 companies was conducted. In addition, we conducted in-depths interviews with 50 experts from consultancy firms and associations as well as users.

-Detailed modeling of the German open source market until 2007.

-Comprehensive lists of action recommendations for users, software vendors and investors.

Report Contents:

1. Executive Summary

2. Objectives and Methodology

3. Users and Open Source

4. The market for Linux server operating systems

5. Conclusions and Recommendations

6. Appendix

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