eWeek: Linux Gets Hawaii's Records House in Order
May 09, 2005, 21:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Kelly)
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"Lester Nakamura tries to pride himself on always keeping an
open mind. But when he went searching for a long-term solution to
the state of Hawaii's bookkeeping needs, Nakamura said he quickly
concluded that an open-source system was the only choice.
"Up to that time--in 2002--the state's Department of Commerce
& Consumer Affairs had labored under a financial analysis
program called FAMIS (Family Accounting and Management Information
System)--a rickety COBOL application that could generate only a
fixed set of budgetary reports, which were updated monthly and then
printed out for state officials for review..."