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Microsoft Slugs Aged Care Centres

Oct 29, 2008, 12:31 (29 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Karen Dearne)

"Aged care providers are shocked by Microsoft's decision to revoke their not-for-profit status, which gave them access to its products at a heavily discounted rate. As a result, Microsoft's Office, Sharepoint and SQL server products are firmly entrenched in the sector's IT infrastructure.

"The Aged Care Industry IT Council says full commercial rates would hike annual licensing fees paid by users by about 400 per cent - and swallow half of the sector's annual technology budget."

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