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internetnews.com: How Redmond Won Newham

Aug 19, 2004, 18:15 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Kuchinskas)

"Microsoft chalked up a couple of government contract wins in the UK this week. But while Redmond touts total cost of ownership studies (TCO), an open source consultant says the numbers don't add up.

"The Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft will sign a new three-year memorandum of understanding with the United Kingdom government's public procurement office. The news follows Monday's announcement that Redmond won a 10-year commitment from the London Borough of Newham to make Windows the platform of choice for the next 10 years. Newham will be the focus of the UK's bid to host the 2012 Olympics..."

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