TITLE

Rome switches to Linux to save cash

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
IT Training;Apr2004, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Rome City Council is to adopt open source software for some applications on its council portal and plans to spend the money it saves on information technology training. Linux software will initially be used for file-sharing and email on the council's new portal, which is scheduled to go live next month. Savings made on licenses will be spent on training staff to use the new software, he said. Over 9,500 council employees currently use computers. However, the spokesperson stressed that the council was not closing the door on Microsoft, saying, they work with Microsoft and will continue to do so. Rome is not the first European city to switch some of its software applications away from Microsoft. Munich and Paris have both taken up open source.
ACCESSION #
13648363

 

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