Will the VA Move from Microsoft to Open Source?

Posted by rendsley on Feb 24, 2012 7:06 AM EDT
NetworkWorld.com; By Rikki Endsley
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The Department of Veterans Affairs Technology Acquisition Center is ready to lower costs, and one way to do that is to get rid of costly Microsoft Office applications and adopt cloud-based or open source solutions instead.

On February 17, 2012, the VA posted a Request for Information (RFI) to explore Microsoft Office alternatives. Currently, the VA uses Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, and 2010 solutions, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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