ZDNet Australia: Linux Marches on Microsoft in NSW
Mar 24, 2006, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Iain Ferguson)
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"IBM and Novell's inking of contracts to formally become members
of the NSW government's Linux and open source panel should finally
start delivering some real competition in state procurement.
"The panel format not only allows agencies to select services
and solutions directly from a list of approved vendors, slashing
procurement costs, but provides a formal contractual framework
designed to increase purchasing officers' confidence in Linux and
open source offerings..."