"Aged care providers are shocked by Microsoft's decision to
revoke their not-for-profit status, which gave them access to its
products at a heavily discounted rate. As a result, Microsoft's
Office, Sharepoint and SQL server products are firmly entrenched in
the sector's IT infrastructure.
"The Aged Care Industry IT Council says full commercial rates
would hike annual licensing fees paid by users by about 400 per
cent - and swallow half of the sector's annual technology