Learning from a decade of experience of creating various IoT and Big Data solutions for various companies in Alto Adige/Südtirol, in this talk, the speaker will highlight the emerging trends & challenges in the acceptance and adoption of open source solutions in the Alto Adige/Südtirol region. Particularly, how various factors like cost, functionality, features, subscription model, support and product life-cycle impact, positively or negatively, such an adoption. At times, such factors have to be traded-off with each other, in order to convince companies and individuals to use more open-source solutions. The speaker will highlight the current and past trends and challenges in Alto Adige/Südtirol. Furthermore, he will also focus on various strategies that can be adopted to further support the acceptance of open-source solutions by the companies of the region.