August 4, 2008
IDG’s InfoWorld Names the Winners of the Best of Open Source Software for 2008
IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT Decision Makers, today announced the winners of InfoWorld's Bossie Awards, a recognition program now in its second year that highlights the best of open source software. Full results are available at www.infoworld.com/5268.
Now more than ever, software solutions for the enterprise rely on open source programming. Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the 2008 Bossies celebrate software products and companies that demonstrate innovation, functionality, ease of use, implementation, and a proven track record in serving the needs of today's businesses.
"The breadth and quality of open source software continues to amaze us," notes Doug Dineley, Executive Editor of the InfoWorld Test Center. "We've singled out 60 products for Bossies -- developer tools, middleware, firewalls and routers, productivity apps, CRM and ERP, etc. -- and we're only scratching the surface. When you look at all that's available, and how good it is, you start to think that someday all software will be free."
This Year's InfoWorld Bossie Award Recipients (listed alphabetically) include:
About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for maximum business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, social media, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.
About International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld/TecWorld/TecChannel, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.
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