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Groklaw: Building IT Infrastructure in UK Schools

Oct 28, 2005, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Lynch)

"BECTA (British Education Communication Technology Agency), is the UK agency in charge of defining IT policy for all schools in the United Kingdom. Among other things, they define standards for infrastructure for all the schools in the country.

"BECTA's research into the Total Cost of Ownership of IT in schools showed significant savings by the early adopters of open source software...

"Since then, BECTA has taken a much greater corporate interest in open source and open standards issues. While the organisation will probably claim to have always supported open standards for interoperability the profile and emphasis on these issues has certainly never been higher..."

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