Open source 'not relevant', claim CIOs

The hidden cost and complexity of open source is still a key barrier to adoption for many CIOs and large enterprises.

Ian Cohen, Associated Newspapers CIO - and recently voted one of the UK's top 50 CIOs - said at the Forrester IT Forum in Edinburgh this week that open source just isn't "particularly relevant".

Cohen said that while he doesn't mind it being embedded in hardware or exploited by suppliers open source isn't something he is interested in doing himself. If you do the analysis fully open source is not as attractive as is first apparent...

He said: "It is another layer of complexity."

Open source 'not relevant', claim CIOs.