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Edmonton divorces Microsoft

Jul 21, 2009, 12:33 (8 Talkback[s])


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"The municipality's IT department is walking away from Microsoft Corp. applications and investing in open source instead. It's just one step in a major IT transformation, the CIO explains.

"The municipality has decided that proprietary software is too expensive, and out of step with the direction it wants to take in IT. "It's not that we don't like Microsoft," Moore says. "It has a bit to do with the economics. We spend a ridiculous amount of money just to use the software. It's more about our desire to provide leadership in openness and collaboration in systems and sharing.""

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