Our software solutions are supported by the TAG Toolkit a justice framework that serves as the cornerstone of a sustainable information technology ecosystem. Frameworks accommodate third party solutions as well as custom applications in service oriented architecture providing significant improvements in productivity, performance, reliability and interoperability. The primary benefit of a framework is its ability to support open source software.
Open source software is generally defined as software whose source code is available under a license that permits users to study, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in a modified or unmodified form. Key elements that make it particularly attractive to courts include:
- Greater interoperability: Open standards make it easier to share information than with proprietary systems;
- Eliminates lock-in: Open source provides flexibility by eliminating platform and vendor lock-in;
- Higher level of security: Open source software tends to be more reliable and more secure than closed-source equivalents, and most importantly;
- Lower total cost of ownership: Open source software can provide lower TCO compared to traditional closed source software.