[clug] OT: Congratulations Caroline...

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Mon Oct 27 03:16:55 GMT 2008

Michael Still wrote:
> Fred Pilcher wrote:
>> On a partly-related issue, does anyone know how much Australian 
>> governments spend annually on Microsoft license fees?
>> It's a big ask, I know, since it's undoubtedly "commercial in 
>> confidence", but has anyone every done any back-of-the-envelope 
>> calculations?
> I was reading the other day that all Commonwealth departments now needed 
> to publically list any contracts over $100k. If I'm not confused, then 
> that might help you find out what you want to know. An example to get 
> you started:
> http://www.aph.gov.au/DPS/SenateOrder2007.pdf
> $740,040 via Kaz for Microsoft Enterprise Licenses

And then I got bored.


So, as best as I can tell its about $70 million annually on Microsoft 
stuff for the Commonwealth departments alone.


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