Okay, so we get this question a lot - why use open source? Well I just wanted to write a very brief post on why I think you should consider it for your organisation.
Have you ever wondered what happens when you stop paying license fees to commercial vendors? Quite often, the answer is you can't access your own data. Pretty bad isn't it. Surely you wouldn't want this to happen to your organisation! With Open source solutions you own your own data and won't get locked out.