Could security costs tip the TCO balance?

    Date14 Sep 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Newham Council's findings that Microsoft offered a lower total cost of ownership than open source software surprised many. Here readers have their say . . . Newham Council's findings that Microsoft offered a lower total cost of ownership than open source software surprised many. Here readers have their say

    Newham Council's decision last month to opt for Microsoft rather than open source technology surprised many in the IT community.

    The council compared open source software with Microsoft technology in one of the longest total cost of ownership trials undertaken in the public sector.

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