Public Sector IT

March 2012

  • UK saves 5 quid on Oracle

    Mark Ballard 30 Mar 2012
  • The Cabinet Office has shaved about a fiver off the cost of an Oracle licence after high powered negotiations in which minister Francis Maude pressed the flesh with Oracle president Safra Catz.

  • Microsoft redeploys OOXML in open standards battle

    Mark Ballard 29 Mar 2012
  • 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 ...

  • "What's an open standard?" says ISO

    Mark Ballard 23 Mar 2012
  • 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.