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Agenzia Giornalistica Italia: Censis: "Open Source" to Boost Use of New Technologies

Feb 26, 2004, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"In order to promote innovation, we need to set up new 'open source' models and solutions and projects that are aimed at developing specific solutions for SMEs in Italy and the Public Administration.

"These projects, as surveys by the Observatory Digital Cities (OCID), Rur and Censis reveal, indicate that the public administration can act as a driving force, by experimenting with and adopting innovative solutions. The 'open source' projects, Censis explains, can represent an opportunity to reduce the amount of money spent on software licences, but also to develop skills and the capacity to give Italian companies vitality.

"In the provincial capitals for example, with regard to web servers, Microsoft' share is 45.6 pct compared with an open source share of 42.7 pct..."

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