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News.com.au: Telstra Joins Mad Hatter Party

Sep 19, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Telstra plans to use Sun Microsystems' just released Mad Hatter desktop software as a replacement for Microsoft Windows as a part of its massive technology revamp.

Telstra chief information officer Jeff Smith said the telco had been trialling Mad Hatter--which was formally launched in the US yesterday as Sun Java Desktop--as part of a series of pilot programs aimed at reducing IT costs.

"Telstra hopes to cut up to $750 million from its $1.5 billion annual IT budget. It has targeted Microsoft Windows and Office desktop products, as well as Microsoft's server platforms as areas of potential savings..."

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