H&R Block CIO discusses benefits of open source adoption
H&R Block consumes a great deal of open source software: Alfresco, MuleSource, Zimbra, JBoss, MySQL, Red Hat, Jive, and others. In this OSBC keynote, CIO Marc West talks about why H&R Block has turned to open source to drive product and service innovatio
Marc West, CIO of H&R Block, keynoted this year's
Open Source Business Conference, and gave excellent insight into why a multi-billion dollar financial services company has turned to open source to deliver innovation and better service to its customers.
InfoWorld just uploaded all the videos from the event today, which you can access
here. Marc's keynote is available below.
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