VNUnet: Newham Saves £1m a Year in Microsoft Deal
Jan 29, 2004, 16:00 (22 Talkback[s])
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"Newham Council expects to save £1m a year by sticking
with Microsoft rather than migrating to an open source alternative,
after negotiating much-improved terms with the software giant.
"But the deal, which offers the council more favourable terms
than those negotiated by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC),
will not become widely available for the public sector.
"The east London council piloted a Linux-based system late last
year, and was considering a move to open source..."