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AP/eWeek: Massachusetts Locks Horns with Microsoft

Oct 20, 2003, 14:00 (11 Talkback[s])
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"With more than $32 billion in sales last year, Microsoft Corp. doesn't usually worry about losing one customer. But this one may be different.

"In a memo sent last month, Massachusetts Administration and Finance Secretary Eric Kriss instructed the state's chief technology officer to adopt a policy of 'open standards, open source' for all future spending on information technology.

"The directive likely wouldn't completely cut out Microsoft from the state's $80 million technology budget..."

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