Newham Chooses Windows

Reactions, including my own, from the egov monitor eGov monitor Feature- Newham Council & Microsoft Reactions to Newham council's rejection of Open Source in favour of a Microsoft solution.



The London Borough made public last week its move to opt for the Redmond giant's proprietary software amid accusations - which are vehemently denied - that it dabbled with open source software (OSS) to negotiate a better deal. A significant factor in Newham's decision was a third-party study, which evaluated the costs, risk profiles and business benefits of a Microsoft solution against an open source alternative, funded by Microsoft and which ultimately favoured the proprietary route.


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