Government IT projects that don’t explore alternatives to closed and proprietary software are getting kicked back and denied funding. The civil servant running open source, open standards and information management under No 10’s digital change agenda called such spending controls a “key gateway” in complying with new IT procurement rules.
The first Open Government Summit will take place on May 30th in Central Hall Westminster, London and will examine how the open source model allows public sector organisations to be more efficient, save money, meet mission-critical IT demands and improve their services.
Zaizi, a leading open source systems integrator, today announced that Alfresco, the leading open source platform for enterprise content management, has awarded Zaizi the Best Systems Integrator Partner of the Year for 2012, which was selected from a group of over 80 EMEA system integrators (SI). This award recognises the excellent work done by Zaizi in helping clients across UK, Spain, South Africa and Asia successfully deploy Alfresco solutions.