February 26, 2004

Get better deals or switch to Linux, say MPs

A UK Parliamentary report on software purchasing has called for tougher negotiations with big companies such as Microsoft and wider
use of open source software.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which produced the report, praised the Office of Government Commerce for squeezing better than expected savings
from Microsoft.

These, along with deals signed with Sun Microsystems, IBM Lotus, Corel and Oracle, have already saved £49 million on software licences, with potential
savings totalling of £100 million overall between 2002 and 2005.

Link: infoconomy.com


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