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CIO: Study: Danish Gov't Can Save With OpenOffice

Oct 05, 2006, 18:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Sayer)

"The Danish government could save about 125 million Danish krone (US$21 million) over the next five years if it adopted the OpenOffice.org productivity software instead of upgrading to Microsoft's Office 2007 suite. Doing nothing could save it even more, according to a study by consultancy Ramboll Management.

"Ramboll compared the cost of different ways of implementing the Danish Parliament's June 2 decision that government institutions exchanging information digitally with citizens or companies must do so in file formats based on open standards from Jan. 1, 2008..."

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