Against a background of massive cuts to public spending, Value Licensing believes it has spotted an opportunity to broker Microsoft licences between public-sector organisations
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Department of Health CIO details medical record plans...
The Department of Health could face adverse and costly effects after the non-renewal of enterprise-wide agreements with Microsoft and Novell
An enterprise agreement that gave NHS employees licences for desktop software has expired, with England the last of the UK to let the deal go
Google has announced plans to phase out IE6 support in Google Apps starting with Docs and Sites — but not because of security considerations
Politicians: Heal thyself
While looking around in the strange and interesting world of Microsoft and the NHS, I found this; a page offering NHS employees in England and Scotland (sorry, Wales and Norn) downloadable MS Office for £9. Which is near as damnit free, even in these straitened times.
Deal sees the software giant provide NHS computer users with desktop software and antivirus technology, as well as upgrades to Windows Vista
Extended deal for next three years
The National Health Service (NHS) plans to ditch its current e-mail system for Microsoft Outlook and Exchange 2007. Cable & Wireless, which in 2004 took over responsibility for the NHSmail messaging system from its rival supplier EDS, announced on Friday that the system would undergo a "technology refresh" involving a transition from the existing core platform to Microsoft Exchange 2007.
See the £40m prototype interface
Training "whenever and wherever it is required"
New volume deal covers 75,000 desktops...
Trusts combine to negotiate cost-saving licensing agreement
Just over a year after signing a £500m deal with Microsoft, the NHS is aiming to save £75m with Novell and SuSE Linux
The tinsel has gone, the hangover faded and a new year begun. And Microsoft's being silly - looks like the Diary's starting as it means to go on
Update: The NHS has awarded a nine-year software contract to Microsoft, a week after the OGC sang the praises of open-source alternatives
But Granger forces Redmond to tailor it for the healthcare sector...
Health service will move half a million licences over to government volume buying deal...
Royal College of GPs says it is keeps its options open (source) for bulk email and web projects
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