How Wishtree Makes Use of Open Source to Create Value
- December 18, 2017
Open Source, as we all know, refers to a program in which the source code is available to the general
public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge. Open source code is typically
created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and share the changes
within the community. Open source sprouted in the technological community as a response to
proprietary software owned by corporations.
We at Wishtree, aim to create value for our customers and help them to transform digitally by providing
to them, amongst other things, the solutions that are on Open Source. This enables our clients to have a
better control on the solution.
There various benefits that Open Source provides. This helps us create value and deliver the same to our
clients. Since Open Source is open to all, there are more people that look at the code every day. This
increases the chances of bugs and errors being noticed by a larger set of people and hence the chances
of it being fixed by them increases. Hence, Open Source ensures a lot of security.
Also, Open Source solutions are more superior to other solutions. This is because a number of users and
developers keep modifying the same to improve its security. They also add new features and
enhancements to the products, thereby making it technically superior.
Open Source is also much less resource sensitive which means that we can also run it on older
hardware. Thus, we can upgrade software independent of their vendors. It also helps us to operate in
collaboration with other businesses and users.
Last but not the least, it is the cost advantage that Open Source gives us that helps us make a difference.
The cost of the software, the virus protection, the support charges, the upgradation charges etc., are all
costs related to a proprietary software. Thus, an Open Source gives us the option of using better quality
at a fraction of prices than what a proprietary software costs.
Thus, the top benefits of Open Source include business advantage, speed to deployment, gained
technical advantage, reduced total cost of ownership and reduced vendor dependency.
Wishtree is a global, pure-play, Open Source consulting company offering enterprise-grade solutions,
platforms, products and services for Systems of Engagement and Insight. We aim to offer to our
customers a wide range of Open Source technology. We help them identify those platforms that might
best suit their needs.
We, at Wishtree have become a fan of Open Source products and the companies that are involved in
the same. Open Source proves to be of great help, especially to startups. They gain access to a powerful
community and better tools. These tools arm them to compete on a large scale with bigger companies.
This can give them unrestricted growth opportunities. Leveraging these benefits of Open Source, we
provide value to our clients in the services we provide to them.
Wishtree is a partner to many Open Source technology products including MongoDB. We have built
close relationships with such vendors that help us provide the benefits of Open Source to our vendors.
We are also proud technology partners of Amazon Web Services. Amongst other technologies that we
use are: Java / JEE, Python, MEAN Stack, AngularJS, Node.js, C# / .NET, Unity 3D.
Wishtree can thus help you start your journey of digital transformation by providing mobile, web and