Hospital Case Study of FOSS Use

Joseph Dal-Molin found this case study of Open Source Software in a Dublin, Ireland hospital: ‘This study describes the implementation of open source software in a
large Irish public sector organization, Beaumont Hospital. The findings
reveal a radical shift in open source deployment from invisible
horizontal infrastructure systems to highly visible vertical
applications. The case study describes the implementation of these
systems, the difficulties encountered, and also the benefits in terms of
astonishing cost savings of �13m over 5 years. Given that Beaumont
were already receiving academic pricing discounts for many of their
original proprietary closed source applications, the savings for a
typical commercial organization could be even higher. The study also
identifies the primary drivers in the move to OSS, namely principle,
pragmatism and practicality…’

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