Victorian Government announces $23 million Windows Vista adoption deal

While the rest of the world is shying away from Windows Vista and looking to deploy Linux across schools, the Victorian State Government in Australia is behaving like Microsoft's patsy by side-stepping competition and adopting Vista in schools, according to a leading local IT consultant. Con Zymaris, the CEO of Cybersource, a company that has […]

While the rest of the world is shying away from Windows Vista and looking to deploy Linux across schools, the Victorian State Government in Australia is behaving like Microsoft's patsy by side-stepping competition and adopting Vista in schools, according to a leading local IT consultant.

Con Zymaris, the CEO of Cybersource, a company that has specialized in the integration of Linux and Windows sites since the early 1990s, says the Victorian Department of Education, is heading in the wrong direction by adopting Windows Vista in a $23 million deal announced this week.

"The Victorian Department of Education has again neglected the market, side-stepped competition by open tender and signed yet another deal with Microsoft - excluding all other platform vendors, to deploy Windows Vista - an operating system shunned by the rest of IT industry," said Zymaris.

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