Podcast – The Real TCO of Open Source


Conversations are abounding about the role of open source and the real costs of software in uncertain economic times. In this podcast, I discuss the changes enabled by enterprise class open source software and look at the value of open source beyond upfront savings. It is important to look at the total cost when considering any major investment in technology. By evaluating the TCO of open source versus proprietary software, you can begin to get a good idea of the true savings open source may offer your company.

The Real TCO of Open Source

Related Links: Actian TCO Calculator

About Fred Gallagher

Fred Gallagher is responsible for managing the business activities related to strategic accounts and partners for the Actian Analytics Platform and for Actian Corporate Development. He previously served as General Manager of Actian Vector. Prior to joining Actian, Fred worked for Qlusters, where he was responsible for worldwide sales, marketing, and business development. At Qlusters, he successfully launched the industry's first open source systems management project. Prior to that, he worked at VMWare, where he was responsible for worldwide software alliances, and where he established 15 successful strategic alliances during a high-growth period. Previously, he was at Seagate Technology, where he was Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Business Development for Seagate's XIOtech subsidiary. Fred holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

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