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Inside outsourcing interview: Banks moving to open source software and need control

Computer Weekly - Today I interviewed Jonathan Charley, who is a partner in financial services at IT and business consultancy Bearingpoint. He was a CIO at Lloyds Bank previously.

I asked him what trends he was seeing in the banking sector. I found what he is seeing around the use of open source software very interesting. He said the company's CIO advisory is supporting banks on their use of open source software.

There is a problem. "Increasingly people are using open source software but they don't necessarily know how much they are using, whether they have paid for a license and whether they are using it effectively."