[Irtalk] Europe says public authorities should use open standards to save money - The H Open: News and Features

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Jun 28 16:55:46 SAST 2013

On Tuesday, the European Commission published guidelines aimed at making it
easier for public authorities to switch to open IT standards and helping
them to avoid dependencies on individual IT suppliers. It estimates that
the measures could potentially save taxpayers €1.1 billion annually,
through effects such as allowing more suppliers to tender for contracts
with better value bids, which has been shown to result in lower prices.

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