Security drives open source technology deployment in Asia

The top most influential factor for deploying open source technology in Australia, Korea, India and the People's Republic of China is better protection against security breaches, according to a survey by IDC. "The results indicate that organizations perceived open source technology as providing better security compared to proprietary products," said Prianka Srinivasan, a software market analyst with IDC Asia/Pacific.

The survey results also suggest that organizations in India and the People's Republic of China (PRC) deployed open source technology more than their counterparts in Australia and Korea. Furthermore, as expected, a larger number of small and medium size businesses (SMBs) in all four countries were deploying open source technology compared to large businesses.