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Cost Model for Upgrading Microsoft Office or Moving to OpenOffice.org

Author: Michael A. Silver (Gartner Research G00200621 from 28 May 2010 ) “It’s important to determine how much it will cost to move from an organization’s current office productivity suite to a future one, such as the next version of Microsoft Office or an open-source alternative. This

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  EU eGovernment factsheet Submitted by Nifo Editor on June 14, 2016 to https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/nifo/news/eu-egovernment-factsheet The European Commission published this week an update to its eGovernment factsheet. The previous version was from 2015. This factsheet update is the last in the suite of 34 covering eGovernment in Europe. The text presents an

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Munich throws out the Linux penguin

Migrating from MS Windows to Linux took Munich ten years for only three years of really using Linux. Now the flagship project of the city of Munich is about to be abandoned.

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eGovernment in EU countries – State of play (2016)

Are you looking for a comprehensive overview of eGovernment in EC Member States? The European Commission has published its annual update of the eGovernment factsheets for the 28 EU Member States and six other countries. These factsheets, of some 40 pages each, provide a concise overview of the

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A glimpse at Big Data and its economic potential in public administration

UK’s HM Government has already made a commitment to Big Data by classifying it as one of the ‘Eight Great Technologies’ which will propel the UK to future growth and help it stay ahead in the global race. The ‘Information Economy Strategy’ reports on the increase in

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Navigating the risks of storing information in the cloud (Marty Heinrich)

“The migration of information to the cloud is largely regarded as the next major step in enabling organizations to work faster, cheaper and more efficiently. According to the Office of Management and Budget, an estimated $20 billion of the federal government’s $80 billion in IT spending is

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The New CIO Agenda – Intel Cloud Computing Insights 2011

Today, business survival depends on IT innovation. Enterprise cloud computing presents CIOs with tremendous opportunities to deliver that innovation—by thinking like CEOs in order to play a strategic role in driving new revenue and reducing costs. To help CIOs plan their cloud strategies, we’ve collected expert guidance

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NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (2011) – Slides Summary

Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Special Publication 500-292 (Fang Liu, Jin Tong, Jian Mao, Robert Bohn, John Messina, Lee Badger and Dawn Leaf) The adoption of cloud computing into the US Government (USG) and its implementation depend upon a variety of technical and

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NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (2011)

Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Special Publication 500-292 (Fang Liu, Jin Tong, Jian Mao, Robert Bohn, John Messina, Lee Badger and Dawn Leaf) The adoption of cloud computing into the US Government (USG) and its implementation depend upon a variety of technical and

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The Economics of the Cloud for the EU Public Sector

Computing is undergoing a seismic shift from client/server to the cloud, a shift similar in importance and impact to the transition from mainframe to client/server. Speculation abounds on how this new era will evolve in the coming years, and IT leaders have a critical need for a

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