Newham chooses Microsoft over Linux for cheap support

Posted by dave on Aug 17, 2004 7:08 AM EDT; By Peter Williams
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The London Borough of Newham has signed a deal with Microsoft which it said will be cheaper to support than migrating its systems to Linux. The deal follows a comparison of the costs and benefits of Microsoft versus Linux - carried out by consultancy Capgemini - which concluded that Newham could reduce support costs by 13.5 per cent, or £3.2m over five years, by using Microsoft products. This is double the £1.6m saving from using Linux.

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