This IDC Survey Spotlight illustrates open source adoption and maturity levels within the enterprise for 2017. The document contains data from IDC's Application Services Survey, which was completed in June 2017. IDC's Worldwide Application Development and Testing Services practice conducted this survey to understand enterprise perceptions of open source and its use to develop applications as part of an organization's application life-cycle management activities. The overall goal of the survey was to identify how organizations have been and will be approaching various aspects of application life-cycle management today and in the future and how application service providers can align their offerings to address varying customer needs.
"Application service providers should understand how organizations are approaching their application development and underlying strategies with open source so that they're well positioned to support evolving customer needs and maintain deeper customer relationships in an increasingly competitive environment," explained Pete Marston, research director, Worldwide Application Development and Testing Services.