The Register: Newham and Microsoft Sign 10-yr Deal
"One of the deciding factors for Newham in appointing Microsoft
as its strategic partner was an IT audit and analysis carried out
by CapGemini. Although CapGemini makes a big noise about being
independent from Microsoft, the study was indeed funded by the
software firm . One of the main conclusions of its research was
that as well as being cheaper than OSS, Microsoft is more secure
than the open source alternative.
"It takes a lot to raise a laugh at an IT press gig, but this
news tickled the spot for the journalists at today's press
conference in London..."