Government ICT strategy targets cloud, apps and open source /ht @psd good challenge for suppliers #btot

Open-source software will also be a priority, with open-source software to be chosen by government over proprietary alternatives, “where appropriate”, the report states.

“When used in conjunction with compulsory open standards, open source presents significant opportunities for the design and delivery of interoperable solutions,” it states.

A challenge for many tied into M$/Oracle, I’d have thought; see http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/content/government-ict-strategy for the strategy

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