George Osborne has welcomed recommendations from Dr Mark Thompson on how to deliver better value for money in IT procurement and create a level playing-field for open source software.
In March last year, the Shadow Chancellor invited Dr. Thompson, of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, to develop independent recommendations to provide a better deal for taxpayers.
The key suggestions in his report, released today, include:
George Osborne stressed the Conservatives are “looking to the future” with this report:
“We have led the debate on using open source software in government, and I’m delighted that Dr Mark Thompson has come forward with these detailed recommendations. These proposals aren’t just about saving money – they’re about modernising government, making the public sector more innovative and improving public services.”
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