[UK] Government To Set Up Its Own Cloud Computing System
Link to Guardian website article: Government to set up its own cloud computing system | Technology | guardian.co.uk
The government will also push for "open source" software to be used more widely among central and local government's 4m desktop computers. That poses an immediate threat to Microsoft, whose Windows operating system and Office applications suite is at present firmly embedded as the standard on PCs in government, such as the NHS, which is one of the largest users in Europe.
I'd say that was a good boost to the Open Source cause.
The new scheme aims to replace many of the government's physical phone lines with internet-connected "voice over internet" (VoIP) systems by 2017.
Now how about using some similar lines of thought in areas...like education?