Many vendors offer products that claim to give you the best products and also products: but that does not mean that you will get the best product for free. If you check the fine print, you will realise that these so-called free products can cost you more than a paid service. This is because free products generally come with limited features, and in order to use the relevant features, you end up paying a hefty amount. Or, even worse, you pay with your personal data.
The exception here is free and open-source software. Software such as LibreOffice (document editor), GIMP (image editor) or Corteza are completely open and 100% free. Costs that influence the Total Cost of Ownership here are defined by if you need professional support or, in the case of Corteza, hosting (you can host Corteza yourself, but if you don’t want to, you can outsource this). So, what is Total Cost of Ownership? Read more