70 Open Source Software Options for SMBs

By Cynthia Harvey | Posted April 20, 2011

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Maybe you've heard that open source software is free or at least cheaper to buy than mainstream commercial software. And maybe you're curious but don’t know what's available or whether it makes sense for your business. Granted, it's not always easy to find open source software that can replace traditional small business software, but it is now thanks to this excellent collection of titles by our sister site Datamation.

This mega-list contains 70 open source applications for small business. Give it a thorough read and see if you can find applications that will get the job done and help you add more green to your bottom line.


While surveys suggest that 90 percent or more of large enterprises use at least one open source application, estimates place the percentage of small businesses that use open source software much lower. Yet open source software offers small businesses the same low costs and flexibility that enterprises enjoy.

So why don't more small businesses opt for open source?

Read the complete article: 70 Open Source Replacements for Small Business Software

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