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Microsoft's deal with New Zealand falls apart

May 27, 2009, 04:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Munro)

"In a statement, the State Services Commission (SSC) said that negotiations for another three-year extension of the agreement failed when it "became apparent during discussions that a formal agreement with Microsoft is no longer appropriate."

"SSC spokesperson Marian Mortensen said the government looked for value for money, fitness for purpose and strategic benefit in its negotiations. "We didn't feel we got the appropriate levels of benefit from the negotiations," she said."

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