An Opportunity for Free Software Companies: Emerging Market at Developing Countries

Muñoz Hernandez, Susana y Martinez Mateo, Jesus (2009). An Opportunity for Free Software Companies: Emerging Market at Developing Countries. "The European Journal for the Informatics Professional (Upgrade)", v. 10 (n. 3); pp. 51-53. ISSN 1684-5285.

Descripción

Título: An Opportunity for Free Software Companies: Emerging Market at Developing Countries
Autor/es:
  • Muñoz Hernandez, Susana
  • Martinez Mateo, Jesus
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: The European Journal for the Informatics Professional (Upgrade)
Fecha: Marzo 2009
Volumen: 10
Materias:
Palabras Clave Informales: Business Opportunities, Developing Countries, Emerging Markets, Libre Software.
Escuela: Facultad de Informática (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Departamento: Matemática Aplicada
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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Resumen

In recent years many aspects of the software business have changed. Software companies have gone from producing software applications and selling their proprietary code to providing open source applications and focusing their business on offering services related to the adaptation, installation, and maintenance of that software, together with related training. Libre software companies use a business model which provides new opportunities in markets where proprietary software is not viable. In this article we describe an interesting business opportunity which is emerging for libre software companies: the software needs of developing countries. These countries are becoming an emerging market for development software, a market which is particularly interesting because, bearing in mind their special needs and constraints, they are a perfect are scenario for the libre software approach. Finally, we will also discuss the influence of a number of catalysts which are really having an effect on this target market.

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URL Oficial: http://www.cepis.org/upgrade/files/issue%20III-2009-munozhernandez.pdf
Depositado por: Memoria Investigacion
Depositado el: 08 Jun 2011 10:50
Ultima Modificación: 20 Abr 2016 16:28
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