Australia chose an atypical way to save on software

    imageIn pursuit of the post " Australians are cheaper to fly to the United States to buy software. "

    In an effort to reduce software licensing costs, the Australian Government took a step that was not entirely expected, in terms of the established tradition of combating monopolies, and saved up to AU $ 100 million (~ £ 66 million or $ 103 million), reports The Register . The transition to open software (Linux, Libre / Open Office) was recognized as inappropriate as a “factor restraining innovation” due to the high cost of transitional events and the need to adapt users to the new environment.

    It was decided to fully consolidate 42 government contracts and agreements for the supply of software to all government agencies to one, with intermediary services of a single reseller. The new contract covers the needs of 300,000 devices and 260,000 employees in 126 organizations. Moreover, the scenario of exclusion of the reseller intermediary from the food chain is probably being considered. The impressive amount saved is due to increased wholesale ratios and discounts as a result of consolidation.

    Thus, an interesting precedent arises for the monopolization of public procurement with the filing of the state itself. Interestingly, the authors of this decision took into account the decrease in taxes due to a decrease in the profit of resellers who were left out of work?

    Concept "take [with you] your device [for work] "has become another controversial government step towards saving. As part of this initiative, the use of personal devices — smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers — in work, regardless of their software platform, will be encouraged and promoted. software is also left to users.

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