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Computer Times: Open Approach Offers Mindef More Choice

[ Thanks to Stephan
February
for this link. ]

“The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) has installed the OpenOffice
productivity suite on 5,000 new desktop computers. This move is
aimed at giving employees in the ministry an additional choice in
productivity software. It will also help Mindef make ‘significant’
savings in terms of capital costs…

“According to Dr Cheok Beng Teck, director of Mindef’s chief
information officer (CIO) office, in April, the new computers
shipped to Mindef were installed with OpenOffice and Microsoft
Office 97…”


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