The demands for cost-effective information and communications technology solutions within the prevailing economic flux and instability calls for both new and radical approaches to cope with contemporary business challenges. The rapid pace of technology innovation notwithstanding is making technology choices even more difficult. The time to recoup return on investments seems unforgiving and justification for every extra dollar for information systems and technology investments prove more ambitious and difficult for chief information officers. Often overlooked by industry specialists are the immense benefits that open source software presents to enterprises. Open source is relatively cost-effective, adaptable, scalable, and secure. Open source software use a bazaar development methodology that incorporates durability and functionality in more advanced and secure ways than traditional proprietary software.