Why open source makes enterprises more secure and innovative

Open source software is everywhere. It is pervasive, in every sector, with 99% of software projects containing an open source component. And the reason is that open source is an enabler of innovation. It helps developers collaborate and build better software, faster. Innovation is table stakes for every industry and developing software that can help businesses thrive is an imperative, not a nice-to-do.

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Nigel Abbott is Regional Director North EMEA at GitHub.

Added to that, at risk of stating the obvious, security is a major – and urgent – priority. A recent PwC report reveals that, in part due to the rapid shift to digital technologies expedited by the pandemic, security has taken on a new emphasis. It found that 50% of UK organizations said “cybersecurity will be baked into every business decision”.

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