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3. Open source market share

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3. Open source market share

True or False? Open source CRM has struggled to capture market share in the past.

a) True
b) False

ANSWER: A

Just like any other new technology entering the CRM market, open source has to deal with the fact that it is a relative newcomer in a mature market, said Erin Kinikin, an analyst with Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc. in an interview with SearchCRM.com.

"'The open source vendors have to justify why they're a better solution, not just a cheaper solution,' she said."

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