Open Source Software has been around for decades. Despite early scepticism, particularly from some corporate technologists, today Open Systems are making significant inroads into enterprises. It's nothing short of a revolution in the IT industry. And it is a revolution that almost every major business will need to embrace, at least to some degree, over the medium term. Open Systems are a key part of the relationship between proprietary systems and full public cloud and in some cases, part of the journey towards full cloud computing.
Clearing the Cloud is an industry report created by Amadeus that looks specifically at how hoteliers can benefit from Open Source Software and calls for them to embrace this technology to experience all the benefits of cloud computing without the associated risks.
This report follows the publication in 2012 of Open for Business, a white paper sponsored by Amadeus IT Group, which focused on the history, advantages and transition challenges involved in moving from a closed to Open Systems architecture.
Whether you are a hotelier battling with unwieldy legacy systems, trying to reduce costs across your IT systems or looking for that something extra to gain competitive advantage, this paper illustrates how Open Systems can enable you to get the best from your business.
We hope you will find the paper interesting and will feel empowered to open your business.