Buy “or” Build: Moving to “and” leveraging the power of supported open source

As chief architect for the financial services industry (FSI) at Red Hat, a key part of my job is collaborating with my clients to help them realize value and a competitive advantage from open source and emerging technologies. This gives me an opportunity to hear the thought processes of multiple personas within multiple organizations, and a key and ongoing decision point for many technologists at all levels in most FSIs is whether to build or buy a given solution.

This post goes on to explain the different points of view in the context of the build or buy decision making process and gives some insight into how to make that decision. I’ll also highlight a possible third alternative.

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