Microsoft is latest to sign MOU with government, but what is in it?

Microsoft has now joined the likes of Atos Origin and Capgemini after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government as part of the Cabinet Office’s drive to cut IT costs.


In July government minister Francis Maude met the CEOs of the government’s major IT suppliers to ask them to reduce the cost of services. The government said it was willing to listen to suppliers for ideas about how to cut costs.


The MOUs are following one by one.


A contact of mine said it would be interesting to see the technique being used to create these MOUs, which could be highly bespoke. I must admit I have tried to find out the details of the MOUs signed and had no luck. Has anybody got a copy they can send?