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Egat Turns to Open Source to Cut Costs

Aug 28, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jirapan Boonnoon)

"The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has successfully bundled Open Office to run on 7,000 desktop PCs and reduced the cost of IT investment by around Bt40 million [US$1,221,000/€894,000] a year.

"Pisit Inkasuwan, director of the IT planning division at Egat, said the state enterprise had a policy to adopt open-source software in the organisation to reduce the cost of ICT management and ICT systems..."

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