Decisions taken at Council - December 2009
Information Technology – Network and Desktop Infrastructure Refresh
* Council approved the procurement of services, hardware and software systems to refresh and upgrade the Council’s computer network at an estimated cost of £90,000.
* Council gave the go-ahead to purchase hardware and software to upgrade desktop systems at an estimated cost of £45,000.
The total cost of £135,000 is to be funded from capital resources.
* Funding, at an estimated revenue cost of £25,000 pa over 3 years, was approved to take up a licensing agreement with Microsoft to ensure the Council’s core software and operating systems (eg Windows 7, XP etc) are kept up to date.
I would suggest that putting £25K is an under-estimation, helped by the fact that they quote "* Council gave the go-ahead to purchase hardware and software to upgrade desktop systems at an estimated cost of £45,000."
WHY, OH WHY do we keep giving Microsoft our hard earned Tax Pounds?
Why don't we get in touch with one of the more progressive Linux distributions and get them to provide our software - FOR FREE.
More and more Countries are waking up to the ridiculous amount of money that Microsoft 'earn' from you and I.
Why aren't we?