Open source et systèmes critiques : le cas Thales
Information Systems (IS) literature shows a huge interest for open source technologies as well as from IT (Information Technology) strategies, business models or organization. Nevertheless, research on the application of open source in mission-critical systems is particularly scant. By means of an exploratory study, this article describes the way by which Thales, a firm specialized in mission-critical fields (defense, aircraft industry and security), has setup an ad hoc IT strategy that integrates open source technologies. This strategy relies on a competence center which aiming at acquisition, development and transmission of knowledge inside and outside firm boundaries. Based on this empirical material and the relevant literature, this article suggests a framework for the integration of open source in IT strategy.
|Date of creation:||2012|
|Publication status:||Published in Association Information et Management. 17ème Colloque de l'AIM, 2012, Bordeaux, France. pp.s73-1, 2012|
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