Public Sector IT:

March, 2012


March 30, 2012  2:10 PM

UK saves 5 quid on Oracle

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Government IT, Procurement, transparency and accountability

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March 29, 2012  2:13 PM

Microsoft redeploys OOXML in open standards battle

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Open Standards & Open Source, standards

Microsoft has been trying to persuade the British government to break its promise to back a single document format, Computer Weekly has learned.

If Microsoft's lobbying succeeds it will require the Cabinet Office to erase yet another crucial element of its flagship ICT Strategy, giving...


March 23, 2012  1:35 PM

“What’s an open standard?” says ISO

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Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards, transparency and accountability

The International Standards Organisation has admitted it doesn't know what an open standard is, despite trying to have the UK's open standards policy quashed.

The situation has left ISO and its franchise partners, such as the UK's British Standards Institution, looking a lot less...


March 6, 2012  12:30 PM

Open source helicopters trivialize Europe’s ODF troubles

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, standards

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